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Clinical Findings in Gamma-Butyrolactone (GBL) or 1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BD) Intoxication

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB) has been popular as a "club drug" but it is illegal in many countries. Gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BD) are precursor chemicals that are metabolized in the body to GHB. These chemicals are used in industry and may be legal in some countries.

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