[hahy-druh-klawr-ahyd, -id, -klohr-]
a salt, especially of an alkaloid, formed by the direct union of hydrochloric acid with an organic base that makes the organic constituent more soluble.
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a quaternary salt formed by the addition of hydrochloric acid to an organic base, such as aniline hydrochloride, [C 6 H 5 NH 3 ] + Cl -
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hydrochloride in Medicine
A compound resulting from the reaction of hydrochloric acid with an organic base.
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A salt containing the group HCl. Many important drugs are hydrochlorides.
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