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- abbr. gamma-aminobutyric acid
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- gamma-aminobutyric acid
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- n. an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system; acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter
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It is called GABA gamma-aminobutyric acid and it calms the brain from too much of the neurotransmitters epinephrine and norepinephrine.
The gene involved controls the production of a type of neurotransmitter called GABA.
Lights Out The most popular prescription drugs to help with sleep, such as Ambien CR and Lunesta, work on a neurotransmitter known as GABA that is found throughout the brain.
It's a different approach than older insomnia drugs known as benziodiazepines, as well as newer drugs like Sanofi SA's Ambien, which target so-called GABA receptors found throughout the brain.
It increases the release of a neurotransmitter called GABA, which calms you.
The specific culprit is a neurochemical called GABA (for you science geeks, that's short for gamma-aminobutyric acid), which is reduced by nearly 30 percent in people who have been suffering from insomnia for more than six months.
Progesterone also affects moods: it binds to the same sites in the brain as does a neurochemical, called GABA, that tamps down anxiety (Valium also binds to these GABA sites).
Counteracting glutamate is a neurotransmitter called GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), an inhibitor that keeps glutamate and other go signals from overwhelming us.
Some experts are also hopeful about topiramate, a migraine and seizure drug that boosts a signaling substance called GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid).
Known as GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter that reduces anxiety and induces an increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, tremors, and convulsions, especially during withdrawal.