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The GABAergic System in Human Female Genital Organs

  • Á. László
  • G. L. Nádasy
  • E. Monos
  • B. Zsolnai
  • S. L. Erdö

Abstract

It has been recently shown that γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and its related enzymes, i.e., glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) and GABAtransaminase (GABA-T), are present in the female genitale tract of various mammals at higher levels than in most other organs, at least in the rat (for reviews see [13, 16, 35, 47, 60, 64]).

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GABAB Receptor Gaba Level Gaba Concentration GABAergic System Gaba System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Á. László
  • G. L. Nádasy
  • E. Monos
  • B. Zsolnai
  • S. L. Erdö

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