methohexital   Click here for help

GtoPdb Ligand ID: 7233

Synonyms: methohexitone
Approved drug
methohexital is an approved drug (FDA (1960))
Compound class: Synthetic organic
Comment: Methohexital is a barbiturate.
2D Structure
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Physico-chemical Properties
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Hydrogen bond acceptors 5
Hydrogen bond donors 1
Rotatable bonds 3
Topological polar surface area 69.97
Molecular weight 262.13
XLogP 2.11
No. Lipinski's rules broken 0
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Canonical SMILES C=CCC1(C(C#CCC)C)C(=NC(=O)N(C1=O)C)O
Isomeric SMILES C=CCC1(C(C#CCC)C)C(=NC(=O)N(C1=O)C)O
InChI InChI=1S/C14H18N2O3/c1-5-7-8-10(3)14(9-6-2)11(17)15-13(19)16(4)12(14)18/h6,10H,2,5,9H2,1,3-4H3,(H,15,17,19)
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Summary of Clinical Use Click here for help
Used to induce anesthesia.
Mechanism Of Action and Pharmacodynamic Effects Click here for help
Methohexital binds to a distinct site within Cl ionophore of GABAA ion channels. The drug increases inhibitory GABAergic tone and causes neuro-inhibition.
Due to the complex and varied nature of the precise subunit composition of GABAA receptors, and a paucity of affinity data with definitive molecular details, we have not tagged a primary target for this drug.