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ˈgæb əga·ba

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gamma aminobutyric acid, GABAnoun

    an amino acid that is found in the central nervous system; acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter


  1. gaba

    γ-Aminobutyric acid (gamma-aminobutyric acid) , or GABA , is the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the developmentally mature mammalian central nervous system. Its principal role is reducing neuronal excitability throughout the nervous system. GABA is sold as a dietary supplement in many countries. It has been traditionally thought that exogenous GABA (i.e. taken as a supplement) does not cross the blood–brain barrier, however data obtained from more recent research describes the notion as being unclear.The carboxylate form of GABA is γ-aminobutyrate.


  1. gaba

    GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid, is a naturally occurring amino acid that works as a neurotransmitter in the human brain. Neurotransmitters function as chemical messengers, and GABA is considered an inhibitory neurotransmitter because it blocks or inhibits certain brain signals and decreases activity in the nervous system. This can produce a calming effect, helping with feelings of anxiety, stress, and fear. It may also help to prevent seizures.


  1. Gabâ

    Gabâ or gabaa, for the people in many parts of the Philippines, is the concept of a non-human and non-divine, imminent retribution. A sort of negative karma, it is generally seen as an evil effect on a person because of their wrongdoings or transgressions. The word has later been recycled for translating "divine retribution" or "divine fury" in the translations of the Bible to many local dialects in the Philippines. It is also translated as nemesis.

Editors Contribution

  1. gaba

    A type of natural hormone and neurotransmitter created within a living organism and the brain and body of an animal or human being.

    Gaba is naturally produced within the brain of a human being.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 6, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. GABA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gaba is ranked #30570 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gaba surname appeared 763 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Gaba.

    53.4% or 408 total occurrences were White.
    27.7% or 212 total occurrences were Asian.
    10.4% or 80 total occurrences were Black.
    5.1% or 39 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    3.1% or 24 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gaba in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gaba in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of gaba in a Sentence

  1. Raj Dasgupta:

    When you activate this receptor, it makes you sleepy, many sleep aids that we take work on GABA.

  2. Larry Hogan:

    Absolutely heartbroken by the passing of Mo Gaba, a bright light who brought joy to all who knew him and hope to everyone who heard his story. Our prayers go out to Mo Gaba family and loved ones.

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