Chemical Component Summary

FormulaC7 H16 N O2
Molecular Weight146.21
Isomeric SMILESCC(=O)OCC[N+](C)(C)C

Chemical Details

Formal Charge1
Atom Count26
Chiral Atom Count0
Chiral Atomsn/a
Bond Count25
Aromatic Bond Count0
Leaving Atomsn/a

Drug Info: DrugBank

DrugBank IDDB03128 Different stereochemistry
DescriptionA neurotransmitter. Acetylcholine in vertebrates is the major transmitter at neuromuscular junctions, autonomic ganglia, parasympathetic effector junctions, a subset of sympathetic effector junctions, and at many sites in the central nervous system. It is generally not used as an administered drug because it is broken down very rapidly by cholinesterases, but it is useful in some ophthalmological applications. [PubChem]
SynonymsAcetylcholine Chloride
Brand Names
  • Miochol E
  • Miochol E Acetylcholine Chloride Oph Soln
  • Miogan Pws 20mg/vial
IndicationUsed to obtain miosis of the iris in seconds after delivery of the lens in cataract surgery, in penetrating keratoplasty, iridectomy and other anterior segment surgery where rapid miosis may be required.
Route of administration
  • Intraocular
  • Ophthalmic
  • Amines
  • Antiglaucoma Preparations and Miotics
  • Biogenic Amines
  • Cardiovascular Agents
  • Chemical Actions and Uses
CAS number51-84-3

Drug Targets

NameSequence SearchPharmacological ActionActions
Drug Info/Drug Targets: DrugBank 3.0: a comprehensive resource for 'omics' research on drugs. Knox C, Law V, Jewison T, Liu P, Ly S, Frolkis A, Pon A, Banco K, Mak C, Neveu V, Djoumbou Y, Eisner R, Guo AC, Wishart DS. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan; 39 (Database issue):D1035-41. | PMID:21059682