Meaning of methaqualone

me•tha•qua•lone

Pronunciation: (mu-thak'wu-lōn", meth"u-kwā'lōn, -kwol'ōn), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a nonbarbiturate sedative-hypnotic substance, CHNO, used to induce sleep: also widely used as an illicit drug.
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