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Synonyms for GABA

an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system

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Neonatal exposure to a combination of N-methyl-D-aspartate and gamma-aminobutyric acid type A receptor anesthetic agents potentiates apoptotic neurodegeneration and persistent behavioral deficits.
Because there are so few studies on Gamma-aminobutyric acid in OCD patients and the question of whether or not a dysfunction exists remains inconclusive, our study focuses on the change of GABA concentration in the frontal lobe of patients with OCD in order to provide further objective data in the exploration of the etiology of OCD.
Effect of dietary gamma-aminobutyric acid on laying performance, egg quality, immune activity and endocrine hormone in heat-stressed Roman hens.
Gastrodin is one of the natural compound isolated from Gastrodia elata and has known anticonvulsant effects, although the exact pharmacological principles of this natural compound and its effects on other aspects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) metabolism in vivo have not been explored.
KEY WORDS: gamma-aminobutyric acid, Haliotis asinina, ganglia, immunohistochemistry, localization
Seeking to understand better how the then recently discovered neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) functioned, Laborit wanted a substance which had properties similar to GABA that could cross the blood-brain barrier.
leprae's glutamine decarboxylase, an enzyme capable of generating gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the mammalian central nervous system.
magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, L-taurine, L-cysteine, L-methionine, L-tyrosine, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), bee pollen, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), silica, essential oils, honey, citrus volatile oil and xylitol.
Gamma-aminobutyric acid increases nerve-evoked contraction and the excitatory junctional potential of the gastric mill 4 muscle
As measured by HPLC, Cyracos[R] contains significant amounts of rosmarinic acid and the triterpenoids oleanolic acid and ursolic acid, which inhibit gamma-aminobutyric acid transaminase (GABA-T) activity and increase GABA levels in the brain (Awad et al.
Ginkgo biloba is one of the three main ingredients in TRF; it has three components whose mechanisms of action reduce tinnitus: (1) flavonol glycosides, responsible for ginkgo's antioxidant actions; (2) ginkgolide fractions of terpene lactones, which support blood vessel relaxation and inhibit platelet activating factor, resulting in increased circulation, especially in the micro-capillaries that feed the brain, eyes, and ears; and (3) the bilobalide fraction of terpene lactones, which protects brain neurons by affecting gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors in the brain and by glutamate antagonism and antioxidant activity.
The different regions of the brain along the route of the MDS are governed by certain neurotransmitters, for example, dopamine (pleasure) in the ventral tegmental area, amygdala, hippocampus, and nucleus accumbens; serotonin (cravings) in the hypothalamus; and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA; sleepiness), also in the nucleus accumbens.
Researchers from Switzerland and the United States found that so-called benzodiazepine drugs, such as Ativan, Xanax and Valium, exert a calming effect by boosting action of a neurotransmitter called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the same way as addictive drugs like opioids and cannabinoids.
Soellner and Nunez tested the cells' responses to various chemicals that brain cells use to communicate, such as the neurotransmitters gamma-aminobutyric acid and glutamate.
The importance of glutamate, glycine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid transport and regulation in manganese, mercury and lead neurotoxicity.
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