gamma hydroxybutyrate


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  • noun

Synonyms for gamma hydroxybutyrate

a club drug available in liquid or powder form is taken orally (frequently combined with alcohol)

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Gamma hydroxybutyrate became widely known on the rave scene in the 1990s.
Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a neuroactive substance that is currently used clinically under the name sodium oxybate (brand name Xyrem[R]), for the treatment of nareolepsy, and its use is being investigated for the treatment of other causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.
Luster was arrested on July 18 on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old Santa Barbara woman who told police he spiked her drink with the so-called date rape drug gamma hydroxybutyrate, or GHB.
Clinical trials have shown Xyrem(R), a formulation of the chemical compound gamma hydroxybutyrate, to be highly effective, reducing cataplexy attacks by approximately 70 percent and maintaining its effect long-term.
The agent, more commonly known as gamma hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, entered the U.
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.
Like many bodybuilders, he used gamma hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, when the product was legal and available in health food stores and other retail outlets.
According to authorities, Luster spiked victims' drinks with the so-called date rape drug, gamma hydroxybutyrate, to render them unconscious before assaulting them, authorities said.
SPRINGFIELD - A 65-year-old Springfield man has been charged with making gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), the illegal date rape drug popular in teen dance clubs, at his home in the 100 block of F Street.
Los Angeles authorities filed two misdemeanour charges of driving under the influence of gamma hydroxybutyrate, or GHB.
GHB, or gamma hydroxybutyrate is known as a date rape drug for its ability to incapacitate people and leave them vulnerable to sexual assault.