Acetylcholine

Also known as: Acetylcholine chloride

Active ingredient description

Acetylcholine is a physiological neuromediator of postganglionic parasympathetic nerve fibres (muscarinic action), skeletal muscles and ganglia of the sympathetic system (nicotinic action).

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
Classification
Acetylcholine
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01E Antiglaucoma preparations and miotics → S01EB Parasympathomimetics
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Medicines

Acetylcholine is the active ingredient of these drugs:

Drug
Countries

Canada Estonia Finland Ireland New Zealand

France

United Kingdom

Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title
Type
Country
Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC)
UK

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Molecular mass: 146.207 g/mol

3D molecular structure

3D representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 51-84-3
CAS Substance: 60-31-1
DrugBank Drug: DB03128
RxNorm Ingredient: 194
SNOMED-CT Concept: 57308006
Acetylcholine (substance)
UNII Identifier: N9YNS0M02X
ACETYLCHOLINE