A sedative and sleep-inducing drug. Also called Quaalude ( trademark).
- Drugs for which subjects were tested included cocaine, opiates, marijuana, phencyclidine, benzodiazepines, methaqualone, methadone, propoxyphene, barbiturates, and amphetamines.
- The variation in court understanding has affected drugs such as buprenorphine and methaqualone, and most notoriously ecstasy type drugs.
- The laboratories had the highest concordance in testing for methadone (fifteen positive cases), methaqualone (zero positive cases) and PCP (six positive cases).
1960s: from elements of its chemical name meth- + -a- + qu(inine) + a(zo- + -o)l + -one.
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