gamma hydroxybutyrate

noun
gamma hy·​droxy·​bu·​ty·​rate | \ -hī-ˌdräk-sē-ˈbyü-tə-ˌrāt How to pronounce gamma hydroxybutyrate (audio) \

Definition of gamma hydroxybutyrate

: ghb

Examples of gamma hydroxybutyrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The coasters test for gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and ketamine, two of the most common date-rape drugs, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "A university is handing out coasters that could detect date-rape drugs in drinks," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of gamma hydroxybutyrate

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gamma hydroxybutyrate

hydroxy + butyrate

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The first known use of gamma hydroxybutyrate was in 1913

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“Gamma hydroxybutyrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gamma%20hydroxybutyrate. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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gamma hydroxybutyrate

noun

Medical Definition of gamma hydroxybutyrate

: ghb

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