hy·​dro·​chlo·​ride | \ ˌhī-drə-ˈklȯr-ˌīd How to pronounce hydrochloride (audio) \

Definition of hydrochloride

: a chemical complex composed of an organic base (such as an alkaloid) in association with hydrogen chloride

Examples of hydrochloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Thongsy’s pockets, police found two baggies with 62 pills, which police learned were 30-milligram pills of oxycodone hydrochloride, charging documents read. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Police allegedly find AK-47, drugs, over $90K in cash at Westminster residence, charge 3 men," 4 Aug. 2020 Officers tested the liquid and identified the substance as ketamine hydrochloride, an anesthetic drug, the release states. Madeline Mitchell, Cincinnati.com, "U.S. Customs: 11 pounds of illegal drug labeled as 'spring water' seized in Cincinnati," 8 May 2020 The indictment, handed up April 19 by a federal grand jury, charges all four with conspiring to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and crack cocaine in a scheme that began by May 2014 and continued until recently, according to court documents. Laura Mcknight, NOLA.com, "Plaquemines Parish men, New Orleans woman charged in drug-trafficking ring," 2 May 2018 In her purse, police found several medications, including tramadol, suspected Ambien, vitamin E, butalbital-acetaminophen-caffeine, ferrous sulfate, hydroxyzine hydrochloride and nadolol. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, "Wanted man wrestles with police; intoxicated woman causes vehicle crash: Berea police blotter," 27 Dec. 2019 Reconcile's active ingredient is fluoxotine hydrochloride, the same ingredient in the antidepressant drug Prozac. NBC News, "FDA approves cheaper meds for dogs with separation anxiety," 30 Oct. 2019 The bizarre rescue occurred 30 miles from Tumaco on Colombia's Pacific coast, and a total 1,265 kilograms (2,789 lbs) of cocaine hydrochloride were recovered, according to a statement from the navy. Jack Guy, CNN, "Shipwrecked Colombian 'smugglers' found floating on packages of cocaine," 3 Oct. 2019 He reportedly was found in possession of trazodone hydrochloride not prescribed to him. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood police: Woman loses nearly $50K to person met on dating site," 2 Oct. 2019 On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration announced the approval of clomipramine hydrochloride, a generic for the brand name drug Clomicalm, for dogs ages 6 months and up who have fears or underlying anxiety about being left alone. NBC News, "FDA approves cheaper meds for dogs with separation anxiety," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of hydrochloride

1826, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydrochloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrochloride. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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hy·​dro·​chlo·​ride | \ -ˈklō(ə)r-ˌīd, -ˈklȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce hydrochloride (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydrochloride

: a salt of hydrochloric acid with an organic base used especially as a vehicle for the administration of a drug

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