for treatment of opiate withdrawal syndrome.
Suppression by gamma-hydroxybutyric acid
of ethanol withdrawal syndrome in rats.
(GHB) is an endogenous constituent of the mammalian brain, with GABA being its major precursor, which readily and rapidly crosses the blood brain barrier.
Commonly referred to as the date-rape drug, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid
(GHB) is a drug of particular concern to college counselors because of its low cost, accessibility, and ease of use in sexual assault (Sanguinetti, Angelo, & Frank, 1997).
The presence of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid
(GHB) in postmortem biological fluids, Journal of Analytical Toxicology (2001) 25:152.
GHB Overview Chemical Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid
Street Names Cherry Menth, Easy Lay, Gamma 10, GBH, Georgia Home Boy, GHB, G-Juice, Great Hormones, Grievous Bodily Harm, G-Riffick, Liquid E, Liquid X, Salty Water, Scoop, Soap, Somatomax, Vita-G Appearance Colorless, odorless, slightly salty liquid or white powder Administration Oral ingestion Cost $5-$20 per dose (capful or ounce)
In the 1960s, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid
(GHB) was first discovered as a naturally occurring substance in the brain.
The 20-year-old, who was given a suspended prison sentence at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday, first downloaded the recipe for notorious drug GHB - short for gamma-hydroxybutyric acid
- from the internet, before ordering his own raw materials to put together the toxic substance, which can have a range of effects, from nausea to coma.
Keywords--abuse, delerium, dependence, Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid