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According to the National Toxicology Program (NTP, 1996), γ-Butyrolactone (GBL) is rapidly metabolized to gamma-hydroxybutyric acid and eliminated primarily as respiratory carbon dioxide and urinary metabolites. GHB is converted eventually to succinic acid, which enters the Krebs cycle, eventually being eliminated mainly as carbon dioxide. GBL shares common segments of its metabolism and toxicokinetic pathway with 1,4 -Butanediol as well as other compounds that can be metabolized to gamma-hydroxy butyric acid. Approximately 10% of a dose applied to the skin of rats, is absorbed (NTP, 1992). A mean permeability constant of 0.0001 cm/hr (1.1 g/m2/hr) has been estimated (Ursin, 1995).