gamma-butyrolactone

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γ-butyrolactone

Industrial solvent and purported health additive. Precursor in the synthesis of γ-hydroxybutyric acid.

gamma-butyrolactone

(găm′ə-byo͞o′tə-rə-lăk′tōn′)
n. Abbr. GBL
A chemical that has many industrial uses, especially as a solvent. It is a chemical precursor to gamma-hydroxybutyrate and is ingested illegally for its euphoriant and sedative effects.

gam·ma-bu·ty·ro·lac·tone

(GBL) (gam'ă-byū'tir-ō-lak'tōn)
An industrial and household solvent that is readily metabolized after oral ingestion to gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB). Like GHB, it is marketed illicitly as a euphoriant, appetite suppressant, antidepressant, and sleep aid. It is more potent than GHB and has both a more rapid onset and a longer duration of action, but its pharmacologic and toxic properties are essentially the same: nausea, bradycardia, and central nervous system depression ranging from drowsiness and confusion to seizures, coma, and death. Dependency and severe withdrawal symptoms have been reported.
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The substance - full name gamma butyrolactone is closely related to the banned gammahydroxybutrate (GHB) drug.
FDA Issues Alert about Misuse of Consumer Products Containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB), Gamma Butyrolactone (GBL), and 1,4 Butanediol (BD) (June 15, 1999) (Letter (PDF), Poster) (see also January 21, 1999 Talk Paper)
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Gamma butyrolactone (GBL) is an unapproved drug, not a supplement, says the FDA.
Stay away from supplements containing gamma butyrolactone (GBL), warns the Food and Drug Administration.
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Tests made later revealed Gamma Butyrolactone ( better known as GHB ( was in her bloodstream.
Wright had denied intentionally administering a substance which the body transforms into Gamma Butyrolactone, knowing she did not consent, with the intention of stupefying or overpowering her to enable himself or another to engage in sexual activity with her.