Gamma-aminobutyric-acid definitions

găm'ə-ə-mē'nō-byo͝o-tîr'ĭk, -ăm'ə-
An amino acid, C4 H9 NO2 , 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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An amino acid, C4 H9 NO2 , 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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An amino acid occurring in the brain as a neurotransmitter that acts to inhibit the transmission of nerve impulses. Certain antianxiety drugs, called benzodiazepines, mimic the actions of gamma-aminobutyric acid. Chemical formula: C4H9NO2.
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(biochemistry, physiology) An amino acid found in the nervous systems of vertebrates and acting as an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Abbreviated as GABA.
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