Methaqualone meaning

mĕthə-kwālōn
A potentially habit-forming drug, C16 H14 N2 O, formerly used as a sedative and hypnotic.
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A white, crystalline powder, C16H14N2O, used in the form of its hydrochloride salt as a sedative and hypnotic.
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A potentially habit-forming drug, C16 H14 N2 O, formerly used as a sedative and hypnotic.
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(pharmacology) A sedative drug that has effects similar to barbiturates. Also used recreationally.
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Origin of methaqualone

  • meth(yl) qu(in)a(zo)l(inon) a derivative of quinoline –one

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition