gamma-aminobutyric acid

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noun gam·ma-ami·no·bu·tyr·ic acid \ ˌga-mə-ə-ˌmē-(ˌ)nō-byü-ˈtir-ik- , ˌga-mə-ˌa-mə-(ˌ)nō- \

Definition of gamma-aminobutyric acid

:an amino acid C4H9NO2 that is a neurotransmitter which induces inhibition of postsynaptic neurons

First Known Use of gamma-aminobutyric acid

1900


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gamma-aminobutyric acid

noun gam·ma-ami·no·bu·tyr·ic acid
variants: also γ-aminobutyric acid \ˌgam-ə-ə-ˌmē-(ˌ)nō-byü-ˌtir-ik-, ˌgam-ə-ˌam-ə-(ˌ)nō-\

medical Definition of gamma-aminobutyric acid

:an amino acid C4H9NO2 that is a neurotransmitter that induces inhibition of postsynaptic neurons called also GABA

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