[ gam-uh uh-mee-noh-byoo-tir-ik, -am-uh-noh- ]
/ ˈgæm ə əˌmi noʊ byuˈtɪr ɪk, -ˌæm ə noʊ- /
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Words nearby gamma-aminobutyric acid
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British Dictionary definitions for gamma-aminobutyric acid
/ (ˌɡæməəˌmiːnəuːbjʊˈtɪrɪk) /
the full name for GABA
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Medical definitions for gamma-aminobutyric acid
[ găm′ə-ə-mē′nō-byōō-tîr′ĭk, -ăm′ə-nō- ]
An amino acid that occurs in the central nervous system and that is associated with transmission of inhibitory nerve impulses.
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Scientific definitions for gamma-aminobutyric acid
[ găm′ə-ə-mē′nō-byōō-tîr′ĭk, -ăm′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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