GABA analogue

γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA)

A GABA analogue is a compound which is an analogue or derivative of the neurotransmitter gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) (the IUPAC of which is 4-aminobutanoic acid).

Many GABA analogues are used as drugs, especially as anticonvulsants, sedatives, and anxiolytics

List of GABA analogues


3- or 4-Hydroxylated



GABA prodrugs


See also


  1. John Scott Werry; Michael G. Aman (29 June 2013). Practitioner’s Guide to Psychoactive Drugs for Children and Adolescents. Springer Science & Business Media. pp. 415–. ISBN 978-1-4899-0086-9.

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