quaalude meaning

Pronunciation:   "quaalude" in a sentence
Noun: Quaalude
  1. Sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Quaalude) that is a drug of abuse
    - methaqualone

Derived forms: Quaaludes

Type of: sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug

Encyclopedia: Quaalude


[Medicine]
A quinazoline derivative with hypnotic and sedative properties. It has been withdrawn from the market in many countries because of problems with abuse. (From Martindale,The Extra Pharmacopoeia,30th ed,p604) trademark —used for a preparation of methaqualone

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  1. She's " That Girl " on Quaaludes.
  2. But he began abusing cocaine, Quaaludes, marijuana, and alcohol.
  3. Both companies still regarded Quaalude as an excellent sleeping drug.
  4. I have a quaalude in my purse .'
  5. FOOTNOTE : " My wife had an accident with some Quaaludes,"

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