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gamma-aminobutyric acid

[gam-uh uh-mee-noh-byoo-tir-ik, -am-uh-noh-] /ˈgæm ə əˌmi noʊ byuˈtɪr ɪk, -ˌæm ə noʊ-/
Origin of gamma-aminobutyric acid
First recorded in 1960-65; amino- + butyric acid Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for gamma-aminobutyric acid

gamma-aminobutyric acid

the full name for GABA
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gamma-aminobutyric acid in Medicine

gamma-aminobutyric acid gam·ma-a·mi·no·bu·tyr·ic acid (gām'ə-ə-mē'nō-byōō-tēr'ĭk, -ām'ə-nō-)
Abbr. GABA
An amino acid that occurs in the central nervous system and that is associated with transmission of inhibitory nerve impulses.

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gamma-aminobutyric acid in Science
gamma-aminobutyric acid
  (gām'ə-ə-mē'nō-by-tîr'ĭk, -ām'ə-)   
An amino acid occurring in the brain as a neurotransmitter that acts to inhibit the transmission of nerve impulses. Certain antianxiety drugs, called benzodiazepines, mimic the actions of gamma-aminobutyric acid. Chemical formula: C4H9NO2.
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