thalidomide


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tha·lid·o·mide

 (thə-lĭd′ə-mīd′)
n.
A sedative and hypnotic drug, C13H10N2O4, withdrawn from general use after it was found to cause severe birth defects when taken during pregnancy. It is currently used to treat leprosy.

[(ph)thal(ic acid) + (im)id(e) + (i)mide.]
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thalidomide

(θəˈlɪdəˌmaɪd)
n
(Pathology)
a. a synthetic drug formerly used as a sedative and hypnotic but withdrawn from the market when found to cause abnormalities in developing fetuses. Formula: C13H10N2O4
b. (as modifier): a thalidomide baby.
[C20: from thallic + -id- (from imide) + imide]
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tha•lid•o•mide

(θəˈlɪd əˌmaɪd)

n.
a crystalline, slightly water-soluble solid, C13H10N2O4, formerly used as a sedative: if taken during pregnancy, it may cause severe abnormalities in the limbs of the fetus.
[1955–60; (ph)thal(im)ido(glutari)mide = phthalimide (phthal (ic) + imide) + -o- + glutarimide (glut(en) + (tart)ar(ic) + imide)]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thalidomide - a sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis
sedative-hypnotic, sedative-hypnotic drug - a sedative that depresses activity of the central nervous system and reduces anxiety and induces sleep
teratogen - any agent that interferes with normal embryonic development: alcohol or thalidomide or X-rays or rubella are examples
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Translations

thalidomide

® [θəˈlɪdəʊmaɪd] Ntalidomida f
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thalidomide

[θəˈlɪdəmaɪd] nthalidomide fthalidomide baby nenfant mf victime de la thalidomide
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thalidomide

n˜ Contergan® nt, → Thalidomid nt; thalidomide babyContergankind nt
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thalidomide

® [θəˈlɪdəʊˌmaɪd] ntalidomide ® m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tha·lid·o·mide

n. talidomida, sedativo e hipnótico, causante probado de malformaciones en niños de madres que tomaron la droga durante el embarazo.
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thalidomide

n talidomida
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References in periodicals archive ?
The Thalidomide Trust - which represents the 465 surviving victims who were born with severe birth defects after their mothers took the morning sickness drug - says a German minister had promised additional support.
COMEDIAN Gary Skyner is planning to have the last laugh on those who described him and fellow former Thalidomide children as "monster babies" - by swimming across Loch Ness.
NEWS of a bid for a blue plaque to recognise Enoch Powell, Wolverhampton's longest-serving MP, has sparked anger among members of the Thalidomide Society.
More than 50 years after the thalidomide scandal first broke, UK survivors are still fighting for recognition, adequate financial support and compensation.
One of the featured objects is the Thalidomide Memorial, which commemorates the thousands of people who were affected by thalidomide.
Thalidomide, an inhibitor of E3 ubiquitin ligases, increased the degradation of TNF[alpha] mRNA and reduced the production of TNF[alpha], making thalidomide a good candidate for the treatment of multiple myeloma [3].
The license agreement permits Lannett to manufacture and market in the US its generic thalidomide product as of August 1, 2019 or earlier under certain circumstances.
A CEREMONY will take place today to mark the first anniversary of the unveiling of Wales' Thalidomide Memorial.
Thalidomide has a long and tragic past that stems from its teratogenic effects.
According to the federal law (law 10.651, April 2003) 17 and rules issued by the health authority (Anvisa) in 2011 (22), thalidomide prescription and dispensing to women in childbearing age, provided that pregnancy is excluded and effective contraceptive methods are used before and during treatment, is no longer forbidden.
Washington, Aug 21 ( ANI ): A new study has found that anti-nausea drug thalidomide when combined with common kitchen spice turmeric creates hybrid molecules that effectively kills multiple myeloma cells.