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methaqualone


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A central nervous system depressant that is used as a sedative and a hypnotic drug. Also called Quaalude (trademark). [From its chemical name meth(yl) the alkyl radical CH3 derived from methane by removal of one hydrogen atom, from Greek methy wine + hyle wood + qu(in)a(zo)l(ine) + -one indicating a ketone, from -one a feminine name suffix]

Subjects: Psychology.


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