Coma and respiratory depression following the ingestion of GHB and its precursors: three cases.

@article{Ingels2000ComaAR,
  title={Coma and respiratory depression following the ingestion of GHB and its precursors: three cases.},
  author={Marianne Ingels and Cyrus Rangan and Joseph M Bellezzo and Richard A F Clark},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={47-50}
}
Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is a product of the metabolism of both gamma butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BD). Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is an illegal agent that causes central nervous system depression. Chemical precursors of GHB, such as GBL and 1,4-BD, have been available for purchase from many health food stores and Internet websites for mood-enhancement, sleep-induction, and stimulation of growth hormone release. We report three cases of ingestion of products containing GHB… CONTINUE READING

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