CHEBI:6821 - methaqualone

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ChEBI Name methaqualone
Definition A member of the class of quinazolines that is quinazolin-4-one substituted at positions 2 and 3 by methyl and o-tolyl groups respectively. A depressant that increases the activity of the GABA receptors in the brain and nervous system, it is used as a sedative and hypnotic medication. It became popular as a recreational drug and club drug in the late 1960s and 1970s.
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Formula C16H14N2O
Net Charge 0
Average Mass 250.296
Monoisotopic Mass 250.11061
InChI InChI=1S/C16H14N2O/c1-11-7-3-6-10-15(11)18-12(2)17-14-9-5-4-8-13(14)16(18)19/h3-10H,1-2H3
Roles Classification
Biological Role(s): GABA agonist
A drug that binds to and activates gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors.
Application(s): GABA agonist
A drug that binds to and activates gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors.
A central nervous system depressant used to induce drowsiness or sleep or to reduce psychological excitement or anxiety.
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Outgoing methaqualone (CHEBI:6821) has role GABA agonist (CHEBI:51373)
methaqualone (CHEBI:6821) has role sedative (CHEBI:35717)
methaqualone (CHEBI:6821) is a quinazolines (CHEBI:38530)
INNs Sources
metacualona ChemIDplus
methaqualone ChemIDplus
methaqualonum ChemIDplus
Registry Number Type Source
72-44-6 CAS Registry Number ChemIDplus
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19 June 2017