Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate inhibits excitatory postsynaptic potentials in rat hippocampal slices.


Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) has been shown to mimic different central actions of ethanol, to suppress alcohol withdrawal syndrome, and to reduce alcohol consumption both in rats and in humans. The aim of the present study was to determine if GHB shared with alcohol the ability to inhibit glutamate action at both NMDA and AMPA/kainate receptors. The NMDA or… (More)