gamma aminobutyric acid

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Synonyms for gamma aminobutyric acid

an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system

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In search of changes in cells during the animals' 6-day menstrual cycles, the researchers looked at nerve-cell receptors for gamma aminobutyric acid, a chemical that inhibits neurons from firing.
This has led European physicians to prescribe other off-label drugs instead, including anticoagulants, proton pump inhibitors, antihypotensives, antidiabetic, Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) analogs and antibiotics.
Sodium oxybate is the sodium salt of gamma hydroxybutyrate, an endogenous neurotransmitter synthesized from gamma aminobutyric acid, and is also known as the "date rape" drug.
AuxiGro is a natural product containing gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), an amino acid found in all living things.
Several investigators speculate that other chemical messengers in the brain, such as norepinephrine and gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA), play a more crucial role in movement disorders.