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noun Biochemistry.
  1. a neurotransmitter of the central nervous system that inhibits excitatory responses.
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Origin of GABA

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Historical Examples

  • The Anzac landing was originally known as the Gaba Tepe landing.

    New Zealanders at Gallipoli

    Major Fred Waite

  • For the Gaba Tepe cutting-out expedition Australians were detailed.

  • It is about sixty miles as the aeroplane flies from Gaba Tepe.

  • Thus, by the evening of the 26th, while Gaba Tepe had been secured, beach Y had had to be abandoned.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for gaba


n acronym for
  1. 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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gaba in Medicine


  1. gamma-aminobutyric acid
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gaba in Science


  1. Abbreviation of gamma-aminobutyric acid
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