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A sedative and hypnotic drug, C13H10N2O4, withdrawn from general use after it was found to cause severe birth defects when taken during pregnancy.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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a. a synthetic drug formerly used as a sedative and hypnotic but withdrawn from the market when found to cause abnormalities in developing fetuses.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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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|Noun||1.||thalidomide - a sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis|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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thalidomide® [θəˈlɪdəʊmaɪd] N → talidomida f
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thalidomide® [θəˈlɪdəʊˌmaɪd] n → talidomide ® m
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n. talidomida, sedativo e hipnótico, causante probado de malformaciones en niños de madres que tomaron la droga durante el embarazo.
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