Thalidomide meaning

thə-lĭdə-mīd
A sedative and hypnotic drug, C13 H10 N2 O4 , withdrawn from general use after it was found to cause severe birth defects when taken during pregnancy. It is currently used to treat leprosy.
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A crystalline solid, C13H10N2O4, formerly used as a sedative and hypnotic: found to be responsible for severe birth deformities when taken during pregnancy.
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A sedative and hypnotic drug, C13 H10 N2 O4 , withdrawn from general use after it was found to cause severe birth defects when taken during pregnancy. It is currently used to treat leprosy.
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(pharmacology) (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1960s as a sleeping aid, and to pregnant women as an antiemetic to combat morning sickness and other symptoms, but was withdrawn after being proven to cause severe birth defects, such as phocomelia; currently used to treat leprosy.
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A drug used to treat leprosy. It was previously prescribed to treat nausea during early pregnancy, but was found to cause severe birth defects, including stunting or absence of the limbs. Chemical formula: C13H10N2O4.
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Origin of thalidomide

  • (ph)thal(ic acid) (im)id(e) (i)mide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition