Gamma hydroxy butyrate intoxication

A. Nini*, M. Anouk, E. Dolev

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Gamma Hydroxybutirate (GHB) is unfamiliar to many physicians in Israel. Recently GHB has emerged as an illicit drug of misuse for its purported euphoric and aphrodisiac effect. The clinical effects can progress rapidly to respiratory arrest and death. We provide a description of a case of GHB poisoning, with a comprehensive review of the literature emphasizing the pharmacodynamics, clinical effect, and suggestions for management. Physicians are urged to become familiar with GHB.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1148-1150, 1231, 1230
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2001


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