ACETYLCHOLINE - (51-84-3)

Introduction

Name: acetylcholine; 2-acetoxy-N,N,N-trimethylethanaminium
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 51-84-3
Chemical Formula: C7NH16O2+
Molar Mass: 146.20744 g
Mass Percent: C 57.503 %; N 9.5800 %; H 11.030 %; O 21.885 % 

Classification

• inorganic

Uses/Function

• "...primary neurotransmitter for maintenance neurons" 1

• "ABBR: Ach. An ester of choline that is the neurotransmitter at neuromuscular junctions in the parasympathetic nervous system and sympathetic preganglionic fibers (cholinergic fibers) and at" 2

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For More Information

Sources

(1) - Suchocki, John. Conceptual Chemistry: Understanding Our World of Atoms and Molecules; Addison Wesley: San Francisco, California, 2001; p 456.
(2) - Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 18th ed.; F. A. David Company: Philadelphia, PA, 1997; p 18.