gamma-aminobutyric acid
noun Date: 1957 an amino acid C4H9NO2 that is a neurotransmitter which induces inhibition of postsynaptic neurons

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  • gamma-aminobutyric acid — var of GAMMA AMINOBUTYRIC ACID gam·ma ami·no·bu·tyr·ic acid also gamma ami·no·bu·tyr·ic acid .gam ə ə .mē (.)nō byü .tir ik , .gam ə .am ə (.)nō n an amino acid C4H9NO2 that is a neurotransmitter that induces inhibition of postsynaptic neurons… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gamma-aminobutyric acid — Chembox new ImageFile=Gamma Aminobuttersäure gamma aminobutyric acid.svg ImageSize=230 ImageFile2=GABA3d.png IUPACName=4 aminobutanoic acid OtherNames= Section1= Chembox Identifiers CASNo=56 12 2 PubChem=119 ChemSpiderID = 116 SMILES=C(CC(=O)O)CN …   Wikipedia

  • gamma-aminobutyric acid — ¦gamə.ə¦mē(ˌ)nō, mə¦amə̇(ˌ)nōˌ… noun also γ aminobutyric acid Etymology: gamma (II) + amin + butyric acid : an amino acid C4H9NO2 that is a neurotransmitter that induces inhibition of postsynaptic neurons abbreviation GABA …   Useful english dictionary

  • gamma aminobutyric acid — noun an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system; acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter • Syn: ↑GABA • Hypernyms: ↑amino acid, ↑aminoalkanoic acid, ↑neurotransmitter …   Useful english dictionary

  • gamma aminobutyric acid — n. amino acid found in the central nervous system; amino acid that acts as suppressive neurotransmitter, GABA …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gamma-aminobutyric acid — /gam euh euh mee noh byooh tir ik, am euh noh /. See GABA. [1960 65; AMINO + BUTYRIC ACID] * * * …   Universalium

  • gamma-aminobutyric acid — noun An amino acid found in the nervous systems of vertebrates and acting as an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Abbreviated as GABA …   Wiktionary

  • gamma-aminobutyric acid — GABA an amino acid found in the central nervous system, predominantly in the brain, where it acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gamma-aminobutyric acid — gam′ma a•mi•no•bu•tyr′ic ac′id [[t]ˈgæm ə əˌmi noʊ byuˈtɪr ɪk, ˌæm ə noʊ [/t]] n. biochem. See GABA • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • Кислота Гаммааминобутуровая (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (Gaba)) — аминокислота, присутствующая в центральной нервной системе (главным образом в головном мозге), где она действует как ингибитор нейромедиаторов. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

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