Glutamic acid hydrochloride

Chemical formula: C₅H₉NO₄  Molecular mass: 147.129 g/mol  PubChem compound: 33032

Active ingredient description

Glutamic acid is a non-essential aminoacid used in biosynthesis of proteins. Besides being a building block of proteins, glutamic acid plays a principal role in neural activation. Glutamate is also responsible for the umami (savory) flavor of certain foods. In medicine, glutamate is used as a metabolic supplemnet in patients undergoing coronary surgery.

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
A09AB01 Glutamic acid hydrochloride A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A09 Digestives, incl. enzymes → A09A Digestives, incl. enzymes → A09AB Acid preparations
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Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 6899-05-4
DrugBank Drug: DB00142
KEGG Drug: D00007
PubChem Compound: 33032
RxNorm Ingredient: 91269
SNOMED-CT Concept: 38909000
Glutamic acid hydrochloride (substance)
SNOMED-CT Concept: 85214009
Glutamic acid (substance)
UNII Identifier: 3KX376GY7L
UNII Identifier: M0C2SP444T

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