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Medical Term:

γ-aminobutyric acid

Pronunciation: ă-mē′nō-bū-tēr′ik as′id

Definition: a constituent of the central nervous system; quantitatively, the principal inhibitory neurotransmitter. Used in the treatment of various neurologic disorders (epilepsy).

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