GABA

[ gab-uh ]
/ ˈgæb ə /
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noun Biochemistry.

a neurotransmitter of the central nervous system that inhibits excitatory responses.

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GABA

/ (ˈɡæbə) /

n acronym for

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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Medicine definitions for gaba

GABA

abbr.

gamma-aminobutyric acid

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Science definitions for gaba

GABA

Abbreviation of gamma-aminobutyric acid
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