methaqualone
/meuh thak"weuh lohn', meth'euh kway"lohn, -kwol"ohn/, n. Pharm.
a nonbarbiturate sedative-hypnotic substance, C16H14N2O, used to induce sleep: also widely used as an illicit drug.
[1960-65; METH(YL) + -a- of uncert. derivation + qu(in)a(zo)l(in)one (see QUINAZO-LINE, -ONE)]

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  • Methaqualone — Méthaqualone Méthaqualone Général Nom IUPAC 2 methyl 3 o tolyl 4(3H) quinazolinone; 3,4 dihydro 2 methyl 4 oxo 3 o tolylquinazoline; 2 methyl 3 (2 methylphenyl) 4 (3H …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Méthaqualone — Général Nom IUPAC 2 méthyl 3 o tolyl 4(3H) quinazolinone; 3,4 dihydro 2 méthyl 4 oxo 3 o tolylquinazoline; 2 méthyl 3 (2 méthylphényl) 4 (3H) quinazolinone …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Methaqualone — Systematic (IUPAC) name 2 methyl 3 o tolyl 4(3H) quinazolinone; 3,4 dihydro 2 methyl 4 oxo 3 o tolylquinazoline; 2 methyl 3 (2 methylphenyl) 4 (3H) quinazolinone …   Wikipedia

  • methaqualone — hypnotic sedative drug, 1961, from meth(o) + connecting particle a + qu(in)a(zo)lone …   Etymology dictionary

  • methaqualone — [meth ak′wə lōn΄] n. [ METH(O) + a + qu(in)a(zo)lone] a white, crystalline powder, C16H14N2O, used in the form of its hydrochloride salt as a sedative and hypnotic …   English World dictionary

  • methaqualone — noun Etymology: meth + a (of unknown origin) + quinoline + azole + one Date: 1961 a sedative and hypnotic nonbarbiturate drug C16H14N2O that is habit forming compare quaalude …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • methaqualone — noun A sedative drug that has effects similar to barbiturates. Also used recreationally …   Wiktionary

  • methaqualone — A sedative and hypnotic, also a drug of abuse; available as the hydrochloride. * * * meth·aqua·lone me thak wə .lōn n a sedative and hypnotic nonbarbiturate drug C16H14N2O that is habit forming see QUAALUDE * * …   Medical dictionary

  • methaqualone — n. non barbiturate compound used as a sedative and hypnotic, drug used to induce sleep, pharmaceutical depressant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • methaqualone — [mɛ θakwələʊn] noun trademark a sedative and sleep inducing drug. Also called Quaalude (trademark). Origin 1960s: from elements of its chemical name meth + a + qu(inine) + a(zo + o)l + one …   English new terms dictionary

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