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GABA: gamma-aminobutyric acid.

Genotype: the genetic characteristics inherited by the individual.

Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) : The main inhibitory neurotransmitter of the nervous system.

Gamanil : see Lofepramine

Gene: part of DNA that is responsible for the transmission of inherited characteristics.

Genetic Code : the way in which a cell’s DNA controls the types of proteins that will be made by the cell.

Gewacalm: see Diazepam

Gilex : see Doxepin

Glucocorticoids: adrenocortical hormones involved in sugar metabolism that also have effects on tissue repair and resistance to disease. Includes hydrocortisone, corticosterone, and cortisone.

Gromin: see Clomipramine

Gubex: see Diazepam