gamma-hydroxybutyric acid

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γ-hydroxybutyric acid

Central nervous system depressant causing relaxation, loss of muscle tone and reduced inhibitions. Effects are enhanced when mixed with alcohol. Previously sold in health food stores as a performance-enhancing drug until banned by the FDA in 1990. Sometimes vernacularly termed date rape drug.
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Drug suspects Lester Almalbez, 35, and Herald Penaflor, 26, are presented to members of the media along with the bottles of liquid ecstasy seized from the duo in Mandaluyong City.
The family of the Stirling University student had called for a fresh probe into his death after a toxicology report found levels of liquid ecstasy in his system.
Last night, fellow clubbers said the women had taken GHB, so-called liquid ecstasy.
The drug became popular in the 1990s club scene where it was often referred to as liquid Ecstasy, causing intoxication or having an anaesthetic effect on users, although large doses can prove fatal.
It can be added to water or alcohol and is known as liquid Ecstasy and as a date rape drug.
A toxicologist who carried out tests on 27-year-old Mark Lewis' body found cocaine, GHB - also known as liquid Ecstasy - alcohol, and the prescription drugs Diazepam and Prozac, in his system.
Dealers in the anaesthetic, which is also known as liquid ecstasy, will face up to five years in jail and possession will carry up to two years as it becomes a class C Drug.
GHB or Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (aka G, liquid ecstasy, and Georgia Home Boy) has euphoric, sedative and anabolic (body building) effects.
The effects of the drugs - which are undetectable in drinks either in crushed Rohypnol tablet form or liquid ecstasy - take 20 minutes to work.
The rest were suffering from the effects of ecstasy, liquid ecstasy (also known as GBH), speed, cocaine or various combinations of drugs.
Street Names: Liquid Ecstasy, Liquid X, Scoop, Easy Lay.