Meaning of hydrochloride

hy•dro•chlo•ride

Pronunciation: (hī"dru-klôr'īd, -id, -klōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a salt, esp. of an alkaloid, formed by the direct union of hydrochloric acid with an organic base that makes the organic constituent more soluble.
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