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Compound Summary for: CID 2230

Arecoline

Also known as: Arecholine, Methylarecaidin, Arecaline, Arecolin, Methylarecaiden, Arekolin, Arecoline base, Arecaidine methyl ester
Molecular Formula: C8H13NO2   Molecular Weight: 155.19432   InChIKey: HJJPJSXJAXAIPN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
An alkaloid obtained from the betel nut (Areca catechu), fruit of a palm tree. It is an agonist at both muscarinic and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. It is used in the form of various salts as a ganglionic stimulant, a parasympathomimetic, and a vermifuge, especially in veterinary practice. It has been used as a euphoriant in the Pacific Islands.   From: MeSH
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