Gamma-hydroxybutyrate meaning

gămə-hī-drŏksē-byo͝otə-rāt
A compound similar in structure and function to gamma-aminobutyric acid, used illegally in synthetic form for its euphoric and sedative effects.
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A compound, C4 H8 O3 , similar in structure and function to gamma-aminobutyric acid, usually used in the form of its sodium salt. It is prescribed to treat certain symptoms of narcolepsy and is used illegally for its euphoric and sedative effects.
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(chemistry) Any salt or ester of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, especially the sodium or potassium salts used as the drug "fantasy"
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