Butyrylcholine

Butyrylcholine

Butyrylcholine
Butyrylcholine
Names
IUPAC name
2-butanoyloxyethyl-trimethyl-azanium
Other names
Butyrylcholine.
Identifiers
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Properties
C9H20NO2+
Molar mass 174.262 g/mol
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Butyrylcholine is a choline-based ester that can function as a neurotransmitter. It is similar to acetylcholine, with activation of some of the same receptors as acetylcholine. Butyrylcholine is a synthetic compound and does not occur in the body naturally. It is used as a clinical laboratory tool to distinguish between the cholinesterases; [[