Definition of Thalidomide

1. Noun. A sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis.




Definition of Thalidomide

1. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) (RS)-2-(2,6-dioxopiperidin-3-yl)-1H-isoindole-1,3(2H)dione C13H10N2O4 — A drug that was sold during the late 1950s and 1960s as a sleeping aid, and to pregnant women as an antiemetic to combat morning sickness and other symptoms, but was withdrawn after being proven to cause severe birth defects, such as phocomelia; currently used to treat leprosy. ¹

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Definition of Thalidomide

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Medical Definition of Thalidomide

1. Sedative drug that when taken between 3rd and 5th week of pregnancy produced a range of malformations of the foetus, in severe cases complete absence of limbs (amelia) or much reduced limb development (phocomelia). A teratogen. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Thalidomide

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1. Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluationsedited by Barry Leonard edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"NAME Generic Name TN=Trade Name thalidomide TN= thalidomide TN= thalidomide TN= thalidomide TN= thalidomide TN= thalidomide TN= thalidomide TN= thalidomide ..."

2. Drug Lag: Federal Government Decision Making by Rita Ricardo-Campbell (1976)
"This was partly an emotional response by Congress to the "thalidomide tragedy" of severely deformed infants born to mothers who had taken the German ..."

3. Arthritis Treatment by Ralph Argen (2007)
"thalidomide "thalidomide 4'15' was synthesized in Germany in 1954 as part of a ... However, it now appears that the principal mechanism of thalidomide 's ..."

4. Alternative Medicine: Expanding Medical Horizons by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"thalidomide was given to pregnant women, primarily in Great Britain, to treat nausea, or "morning sickness." The startling growth of physical therapy as a ..."

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