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noun \ˌjē-(ˌ)āch-ˈbē\

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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