Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB)

Gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), also known as 4-hyrdroxybutanoic acid or y- hydroxybutyrate, is a neurotransmitter (chemical messenger in the nervous system) as well as a psychoactive drug. This depressant is being prescribed as a treatment for narcolepsy. GHB is illegally used as a date rape drug, recreational drug, and athletic performance enhancer. Its effects include euphoria, enhanced sensuality, amnesia, dizziness, drowsiness, blurry vision, and even death. Its street names include liquid ecstasy (liquid E), G, lollipops, liquid X, and soap.

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