- a neurotransmitter of the central nervous system that inhibits excitatory responses.
Origin of GABA
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Examples from the Web for gaba
The Anzac landing was originally known as the Gaba Tepe landing.
For the Gaba Tepe cutting-out expedition Australians were detailed.
It is about sixty miles as the aeroplane flies from Gaba Tepe.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10)
James Edward Parrott
Thus, by the evening of the 26th, while Gaba Tepe had been secured, beach Y had had to be abandoned.The Heroic Record of the British Navy
Looking out to sea, a great column of smoke welled up from the side of the "Triumph," lying about a mile off shore from Gaba Tepe.
- gamma-aminobutyric acid: a biologically active substance found in plants and in brain and other animal tissues; it is a neurotransmitter that inhibits activation of neurones
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- gamma-aminobutyric acid
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- Abbreviation of gamma-aminobutyric acid
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