ACAMPROSATE

noun. A portion of GABA (gammaaminobutyric acid) neurotransmitters that aid in overseeing alcohol dependency. Has demonstrated productiveness in terms of decreasing alcohol consumption in those attempting to abstain when given to such persons in conjunction with behavior therapies.

ACAMPROSATE: "The acamprosate Doug was taking to help ease the effects of alcohol withdrawal caused him a great deal of dizziness."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ACAMPROSATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/acamprosate/ (accessed August 19, 2018).
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