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AED abuse common

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Brit J Clin Pharmacol (2013) doi: 10.1111/bcp.12277

There is 'appreciable misuse' of drugs that mimic gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) - the brain's main inhibitory neurotransmitter - which are used clinically as, for example, muscle relaxants, anticonvulsants and to alleviate neuropathic pain.

For instance, gabapentin (a wide

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