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GABA

[gab-uh] /ˈgæb ə/
noun, Biochemistry
1.
a neurotransmitter of the central nervous system that inhibits excitatory responses.
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Examples for GABA
  • It is a precursor to GABA, glutamate and glycine in certain brain areas.
  • Like benzodiazepines, barbiturates potentiate the effect of GABA at this receptor.
  • Ligands that decrease GABA function are termed benzodiazepine receptor inverse agonists.
British Dictionary definitions for GABA

GABA

/ˈɡæbə/
noun acronym
1.
gamma-aminobutyric acid: a biologically active substance found in plants and in brain and other animal tissues; it is a neurotransmitter that inhibits activation of neurones
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GABA in Medicine

GABA abbr.
gamma-aminobutyric acid

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GABA in Science
GABA  
Abbreviation of gamma-aminobutyric acid
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Related Abbreviations for GABA

GABA

gamma-aminobutyric acid
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