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γ-aminobutyric acid

 (GABA) [gam″ah-ah-me″no-bu-tēr´ik]
an amino acid that is one of the principal inhibitory neurotransmitters in the central nervous system.

gamma-aminobutyric acid

γ-aminobutyric acid; see under A.
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γ-a·mi·no·bu·tyr·ic ac·id (GABA, γ-A·bu),

(ă-mē'nō-bū-tēr'ik as'id),
4-aminobutyric acid; a constituent of the central nervous system; quantitatively, the principal inhibitory neurotransmitter. Used in the treatment of various neurologic disorders (for example, epilepsy).
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gamma-aminobutyric acid

(găm′ə-ə-mē′nō-byo͞o-tîr′ĭk, -ăm′ə-)
n. Abbr. GABA
An amino acid, C4H9NO2, that is not found in proteins, but occurs in the central nervous system and is associated with the transmission of nerve impulses.
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gamma-aminobutyric acid

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gamma-aminobutyric acid

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GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)

A neurotransmitter that slows down the activity of nerve cells in the brain.
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University of Utah Research Foundation (Salt Lake City, UT) has patented a method for impairing the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors in parasitic nematodes, for the purpose of crop protection and/or soil treatment.
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