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GABAergic means "pertaining to or affecting the neurotransmitter GABA". A synapse is GABAergic if it uses GABA as its neurotransmitter. A GABAergic neuron produces GABA. A substance is GABAergic if it produces its effects via interactions with the GABA system, such as by stimulating or blocking neurotransmission.

A GABAergic or GABAergic agent is any chemical that modifies the effects of GABA in the body or brain. Some different classes of GABAergic drugs include agonists, antagonists, modulators, reuptake inhibitors and enzymes.[1]

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  1. ^ Froestl, Wolfgang (2011). "An historical perspective on GABAergic drugs". Future Medicinal Chemistry. 3 (2): 163–175. doi:10.4155/fmc.10.285. ISSN 1756-8919.