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GHB

noun \ˌjē-(ˌ)āch-ˈbē\

Definition of GHB

:  a metabolite C4H8O3 of gamma-aminobutyric acid that is a depressant of the central nervous system and is used illicitly in the form of its synthetic sodium salt to produce sedative and euphoric effects or to stimulate release of growth hormone to increase muscle mass —called also gamma hydroxybutyrate

First Known Use of GHB

1964

GHB

noun \ˌjē-(ˌ)āch-ˈbē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GHB

:  a fatty acid C4H8O3 that is a metabolite of gamma-aminobutyric acid, that is a depressant of the central nervous system, and that is used illicitly to produce sedative and euphoric effects or to stimulate release of growth hormone to increase muscle mass—called also gamma hydroxybutyrate

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