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gamma-aminobutyric acid


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An amino acid, C4H9NO2, that is not found in proteins, but occurs in the central nervous system and is associated with the transmission of nerve impulses.

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  • n. An amino acid found in the nervous systems of vertebrates and acting as an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Abbreviated as GABA.


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    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

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    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

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    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain


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