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vigabatrin

Pronunciation: vi-ga'ba-trin

Definition: An irreversible inhibitor of ?-aminobutyric acid transaminase, a degradative enzyme for ?-aminobutyric acid (GABA), the inhibitory neurotransmitter. The drug intensifies the effects of GABA and thus inhibition of the central nervous system; used as an antiepileptic agent.

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