GABA

[gab-uh]
noun Biochemistry.
a neurotransmitter of the central nervous system that inhibits excitatory responses.
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GABA (ˈɡæbə)
 
n acronym for
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 abbr.
gamma-aminobutyric acid

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GABA  
Abbreviation of gamma-aminobutyric acid
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GABA
gamma-aminobutyric acid
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Example sentences 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.
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