thalidomide NOUN a drug formerly used as a sedative, but found to cause malformation of the fetus when taken in early pregnancy.

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  • Thalidomide — Général Nom IUPAC 2 (2,6 Dioxopipéridin 3 yl)isoindol 1,3 dione No CA …   Wikipédia en Français

  • thalidomide — [ talidɔmid ] n. f. • v. 1960; de (acide N ph)thal(y glutamique), ide et imide, de amide ♦ Méd. Tranquillisant qui s est révélé tératogène (v. 1961). ● thalidomide nom féminin Médicament utilisé pour ses propriétés anti inflammatoires et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Thalidomide — 1958, from phthalimidoglutarimide, based on abbreviated form of naphthalene; a morning sickness drug responsible for severe birth defects in Europe from 1956 to 1961, when it was withdrawn. It was never approved for use in America thanks to the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • thalidomide — [thə lid′ə mīd΄] n. [< THALLIC + (IM)IDO + (glutari)mide < GLUT(EN) + (TART)AR(IC) + IMIDE] a crystalline solid, C13H10N2O4, formerly used as a sedative and hypnotic: found to be responsible for severe birth deformities when taken during… …   English World dictionary

  • Thalidomide — This article is about the drug. For the musical about a person with thalidomide disability, see Thalidomide!! A Musical. Thalidomide Systematic (IUPAC) name (RS) 2 (2,6 dioxopiperidin 3 yl) 1H isoind …   Wikipedia

  • Thalidomide — Талидомид (Thalidomide) Химическое соединение …   Википедия

  • thalidomide — /theuh lid euh muyd /, 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 =… …   Universalium

  • thalidomide — [[t]θəlɪ̱dəma͟ɪd[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Thalidomide is a drug which used to be given to pregnant women, before it was discovered that it resulted in babies being born with wrongly shaped arms and legs. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Thalidomide is used to describe… …   English dictionary

  • thalidomide — n. a drug formerly used as a sedative but found in 1961 to cause foetal malformation when taken by a mother early in pregnancy. Phrases and idioms: thalidomide baby (or child) a baby or child born deformed from the effects of thalidomide.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • thalidomide — A hypnotic drug which, if taken in early pregnancy, may cause the birth of infants with phocomelia and other defects; under investigational use for treatment of leprosy and as an immunomodulator in HIV infections and graft vs. host reactions. * * …   Medical dictionary

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