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A potentially habit-forming drug, C16H14N2O, formerly used as a sedative and hypnotic.

[meth(yl) + qu(in)a(zo)l(inon), a derivative of quinoline + -one.]


(Pharmacology) a nonbarbituate sedative drug used to treat stress and insomnia. Formula: C16H14N2O. US proprietary name: Quaalude


(məˈθæk wəˌloʊn, ˌmɛθ əˈkweɪ loʊn, -ˈkwɒl oʊn)

a nonbarbiturate sedative-hypnotic substance, C16H14N2O, used to induce sleep.
[1960–65; meth (yl) + -a- + qu(in)a(zo)l(in)one=quinazoline (< German Chinazolin, alter. of Chinolin quinoline) + -one]
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Noun1.methaqualone - sedative-hypnotic drug (trade name Quaalude) that is a drug of abuse
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug - a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep


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figure By COLLINS OMULO Leaders in Nairobis Mathare Constituency have called on the city county government to rehabilitate youths addicted to hard drugs in the area.Led by Deputy County Commissioner Patrick Mwangi, the leaders said that many young people in the area are addicted to hard drugs including heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and Mandrax, adding that if the situation is not addressed quickly, many youths risk losing their lives.
In addition, items confiscated included 411 cell phones, 404 batteries, 141 chargers, 482 sim cards, 133 ear pieces, dagga, 68 mandrax tablets, whoonga, 16 knives, 118 sharpened weapons, cash, bank cards, foreign currency, cigarettes, jewellery, hair cutting machines, memory sticks and padlocks.
The committee found that Basson, while project officer of Project Coast and its military front teargas and drugs manufacturing company, Delta G, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, co-ordinated the production and stockpiling of Mandrax, ecstasy and teargas on a major scale and provided 'disorientating substances for cross-border kidnapping'.
Manufacturing of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS), methaqualone (mandrax), methcathinone ("cat"), and methamphetamine (known locally as "tik") is increasing, according to the CDA.
No statistically significant correlations could be demonstrated between diagnosis on discharge and any specific substances (cannabis, methamphetamine, alcohol, methaqualone (mandrax)).
Police who conducted the raids also found a gun on him, but it was not immediately established if he was licensed to own it.DETECTIVESbrThe investigation that lasted over a month also revealed that senior KRA officials were involved in the network that trafficked the highly addictive Mandrax from Dubai to Kenya but disguised it as multivitamin capsules.
Manufacturing of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS), methaqualone (mandrax), methcathinone (khat), and methamphetamine (known locally as "tik") is increasing, according to the CDA.
Prevalence rates of substance use Substance (N) N Prevalence 95% CI (%) Lifetime use Alcohol (806) 415 51.4 41.5 - 61.5 Cigarettes (787) 198 25.2 17.1 - 33.3 Cannabis (793) 105 13.2 8.3 - 18.2 Glue (720) 46 6.4 4.0 - 8.8 Nyaope (780) 23 2.9 1.1 - 4.8 Heroin (713) 7 1.0 0.3 - 1.6 Cocaine (711) 6 0.8 0.2 - 1.5 Mandrax (712) 5 0.7 0.1 - 1.3 Tik (712) 5 0.7 0.0 - 1.3 LSD (712) 5 0.7 0.1 - 1.3 Past month use Alcohol (805) 146 18.1 10.8 - 25.4 Alcohol binge drinking (800) 75 9.4 4.6 - 14.1 Cigarette (785) 97 12.4 6.8 - 17.9 Cannabis (790) 42 5.3 2.2 - 8.4 Table 2.
The primary substances of abuse were methamphetamine (30%), alcohol (26%), cannabis (26%), mandrax (9%) and opioids (7%).
Most narcotics are believed to be destined for South African and European markets although consumption is on the rise in Mozambique, mainly of cannabis and mandrax. Mozambique is not a primary transshipment point of drugs to the United States.
It does, however, contrast with results from other South African studies where the prevalence of hard drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and Mandrax was much higher.
There are media reports of small scale mandrax production.