Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid: an emerging recreational drug.

  title={Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid: an emerging recreational drug.},
  author={Peter C. A. Kam and Fei Yian Yoong},
  volume={53 12},
Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) is no longer used as an anaesthetic induction agent because of the high incidence of myoclonic seizures and vomiting. However, it is used occasionally in Europe for the treatment of narcolepsy, alcohol dependence and opiate dependence. Since the early 1990s, GHB has become a drug of abuse in youths for its euphoric, sedative and anabolic effects. Common adverse effects include a rapid onset of drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, myoclonic seizures and coma of short… CONTINUE READING
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