Definition of hydrochloride in English:

hydrochloride

noun

Chemistry
  • A compound of a particular organic base with hydrochloric acid:

    [with modifier] ‘cocaine hydrochloride’
    • ‘Cocaine hydrochloride can be chemically altered to remove other substances.’
    • ‘Sibutramine hydrochloride is metabolized in the liver, reaching full concentrations in the blood stream within 3-4 hours.’
    • ‘Cocaine hydrochloride is water soluble and may be used intranasally or by intravenous injection.’
    • ‘Diamorphine hydrochloride is highly soluble in water, facilitating its preparation at a high concentration.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, most of the drugs entering the US come in as hydrochlorides.’

Pronunciation:

hydrochloride

/ˌhʌɪdrə(ʊ)ˈklɔːrʌɪd/