gamma hydroxybutyrate

/ (ˌɡæməhaɪˌdrɒksɪˈbjuːtɪreɪt) /

noun

a substance that occurs naturally in the brain, used medically as a sedative but also as a recreational drug and alleged aphrodisiac: known as `liquid ecstasy' when mixed with alcoholAbbreviation: GHB

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Medical definitions for gamma hydroxybutyrate

gamma-hydroxybutyrate
[ găm′ə-hī-drŏk′sē-byōōtə-rāt′ ]

n.

A compound that is a metabolite of gamma-aminobutyric acid, used illegally for its euphoric and sedative effects.
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