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Record Information
Version3.6
Creation Date2012-09-06 15:16:51 UTC
Update Date2017-08-17 17:47:03 UTC
HMDB IDHMDB0015154
Secondary Accession Numbers
  • HMDB15154
Metabolite Identification
Common NameBethanechol
DescriptionBethanechol is a synthetic ester structurally and pharmacologically related to acetylcholine. A slowly hydrolyzed muscarinic agonist with no nicotinic effects, bethanechol is generally used to increase smooth muscle tone, as in the GI tract following abdominal surgery or in urinary retention in the absence of obstruction. It may cause hypotension, cardiac rate changes, and bronchial spasms. [PubChem]
Structure
Thumb
Synonyms
ValueSource
(2-Hydroxypropyl)trimethylammonium carbamateChEBI
2-(Carbamoyloxy)-N,N,N-trimethylpropan-1-aminiumChEBI
2-Carbamoyloxypropyl-trimethylazaniumChEBI
AmidopropyldimethylbetaineChEBI
Carbamoyl-beta-methylcholineChEBI
Carbamyl-beta-methylcholineChEBI
(2-Hydroxypropyl)trimethylammonium carbamic acidGenerator
Carbamoyl-b-methylcholineGenerator
Carbamoyl-β-methylcholineGenerator
Carbamyl-b-methylcholineGenerator
Carbamyl-β-methylcholineGenerator
BesacholineHMDB
beta-Methyl carbachol chlorideHMDB
Bethaine choline chlorideHMDB
Bethanechol chlorideHMDB
BTCHMDB
Carbamylmethylcholine chlorideHMDB
Chloride, bethanecholMeSH
Organon brand OF bethanechol chlorideMeSH
PMSBethanechol chlorideMeSH
DuvoidMeSH
Hermes, myoMeSH
myo HermesMeSH
MyotonacholMeSH
Roberts brand OF bethanechol chlorideMeSH
Glenwood brand OF bethanechol chlorideMeSH
Hamilton brand OF bethanechol chlorideMeSH
PMS-Bethanechol chlorideMeSH
Pharmascience brand OF bethanechol chlorideMeSH
UrocarbMeSH
BethanecolMeSH
MyocholineMeSH
MyotonineMeSH
PMS Bethanechol chlorideMeSH
Chemical FormulaC7H17N2O2
Average Molecular Weight161.2221
Monoisotopic Molecular Weight161.129002798
IUPAC Name1-(trimethylazaniumyl)propan-2-yl carbamate
Traditional Namebethanechol
CAS Registry Number674-38-4
SMILES
CC(C[N+](C)(C)C)OC(N)=O
InChI Identifier
InChI=1S/C7H16N2O2/c1-6(11-7(8)10)5-9(2,3)4/h6H,5H2,1-4H3,(H-,8,10)/p+1
InChI KeyNZUPCNDJBJXXRF-UHFFFAOYSA-O
Chemical Taxonomy
DescriptionThis compound belongs to the class of chemical entities known as tetraalkylammonium salts. These are organonitrogen compounds containing a quaternary ammonium substituted with four alkyl chains.
KingdomChemical entities
Super ClassOrganic compounds
ClassOrganic nitrogen compounds
Sub ClassOrganonitrogen compounds
Direct ParentTetraalkylammonium salts
Alternative Parents
Substituents
  • Tetraalkylammonium salt
  • Carboximidic acid derivative
  • Organic oxygen compound
  • Organopnictogen compound
  • Hydrocarbon derivative
  • Organic salt
  • Organooxygen compound
  • Imine
  • Amine
  • Organic cation
  • Aliphatic acyclic compound
Molecular FrameworkAliphatic acyclic compounds
External Descriptors
Ontology
StatusExpected but not Quantified
Origin
  • Drug
Biofunction
  • Muscarinic Agonists
  • Parasympathomimetics
Application
  • Pharmaceutical
Cellular locations
  • Membrane
Physical Properties
StateSolid
Experimental Properties
PropertyValueReference
Melting Point217 - 221 °C (chloride salt)Not Available
Boiling PointNot AvailableNot Available
Water Solubility3.11e-01 g/LNot Available
LogPNot AvailableNot Available
Predicted Properties
PropertyValueSource
Water Solubility0.31 mg/mLALOGPS
logP-2.8ALOGPS
logP-4.1ChemAxon
logS-2.8ALOGPS
pKa (Strongest Acidic)15.34ChemAxon
Physiological Charge1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Acceptor Count1ChemAxon
Hydrogen Donor Count1ChemAxon
Polar Surface Area52.32 Å2ChemAxon
Rotatable Bond Count4ChemAxon
Refractivity54.44 m3·mol-1ChemAxon
Polarizability17.73 Å3ChemAxon
Number of Rings0ChemAxon
Bioavailability1ChemAxon
Rule of FiveYesChemAxon
Ghose FilterYesChemAxon
Veber's RuleYesChemAxon
MDDR-like RuleYesChemAxon
Spectra
SpectraNot Available
Biological Properties
Cellular Locations
  • Membrane
Biofluid Locations
  • Blood
  • Urine
Tissue LocationNot Available
PathwaysNot Available
Normal Concentrations
BiofluidStatusValueAgeSexConditionReferenceDetails
BloodExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB01019 details
UrineExpected but not Quantified Not AvailableNot AvailableTaking drug identified by DrugBank entry DB01019 details
Abnormal Concentrations
Not Available
Predicted Concentrations
BiofluidValueOriginal ageOriginal sexOriginal conditionComments
Blood0-6 uMAdult (>18 years old)BothNormalPredicted based on drug qualities
Blood0-3 umol/mmol creatinineAdult (>18 years old)BothNormalPredicted based on drug qualities
Associated Disorders and Diseases
Disease ReferencesNone
Associated OMIM IDsNone
DrugBank IDDB01019
DrugBank Metabolite IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Compound IDNot Available
Phenol Explorer Metabolite IDNot Available
FoodDB IDNot Available
KNApSAcK IDNot Available
Chemspider ID2280
KEGG Compound IDC06850
BioCyc IDNot Available
BiGG IDNot Available
Wikipedia LinkBethanechol
NuGOwiki LinkHMDB0015154
METLIN IDNot Available
PubChem Compound2370
PDB IDNot Available
ChEBI ID3084
References
Synthesis ReferenceNot Available
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)Not Available
General ReferencesNot Available

Enzymes

General function:
Involved in G-protein coupled receptor protein signaling pathway
Specific function:
The muscarinic acetylcholine receptor mediates various cellular responses, including inhibition of adenylate cyclase, breakdown of phosphoinositides and modulation of potassium channels through the action of G proteins. Primary transducing effect is adenylate cyclase inhibition
Gene Name:
CHRM2
Uniprot ID:
P08172
Molecular weight:
51714.6
References
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  2. Imming P, Sinning C, Meyer A: Drugs, their targets and the nature and number of drug targets. Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2006 Oct;5(10):821-34. [PubMed:17016423 ]
  3. Agrawal A, Hila A, Tutuian R, Mainie I, Castell DO: Bethanechol improves smooth muscle function in patients with severe ineffective esophageal motility. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2007 Apr;41(4):366-70. [PubMed:17413603 ]
  4. Buranakarl C, Kijtawornrat A, Angkanaporn K, Komolvanich S, Bovee KC: Effects of bethanechol on canine urinary bladder smooth muscle function. Res Vet Sci. 2001 Dec;71(3):175-81. [PubMed:11798291 ]
  5. Cruzblanca H: An M2-like muscarinic receptor enhances a delayed rectifier K+ current in rat sympathetic neurones. Br J Pharmacol. 2006 Oct;149(4):441-9. Epub 2006 Sep 4. [PubMed:16953191 ]