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methaqualone

[muh-thak-wuh-lohn, meth-uh-kwey-lohn, -kwol-ohn] /məˈθæk wəˌloʊn, ˌmɛθ əˈkweɪ loʊn, -ˈkwɒl oʊn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a nonbarbiturate sedative-hypnotic substance, C 1 6 H 1 4 N 2 O, used to induce sleep: also widely used as an illicit drug.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; meth(yl) + -a- of uncertain derivation + qu(in)a(zo)l(in)one (see quinazoline, -one)
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  • It produces dose-dependent depressant effects similar to those of the barbiturates and methaqualone.
  • The dogs were trained to detect cannabis, cocaine, heroin and methaqualone pills.
British Dictionary definitions for methaqualone

methaqualone

/ˌmɛθəˈkweɪləʊn/
noun
1.
a nonbarbituate sedative drug used to treat stress and insomnia. Formula: C16H14N2O
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Word Origin and History for methaqualone
n.

hypnotic sedative drug, 1961, from meth(o)- + connecting particle -a- + qu(in)a(zo)lone.

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methaqualone in Medicine

methaqualone meth·a·qua·lone (měth'ə-kwā'lōn')
n.
A potentially habit-forming drug used as a sedative and hypnotic.

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