Gamma-aminobutanoic acid, GABA

The following structure represents the neurotransmitter 4-aminobutanoic acid, GABA. GABA has both an amine and a carboxylic acid functional group.

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State at room T and P - solid

Color - white

Uses - principal inhibitory neurotransmitter in mammals (slows the transfer of nerve information)


 

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