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thalidomide

Pronunciation: tha-lid'o-mid

Definition: A hypnotic drug that, if taken in early pregnancy, may cause the birth of infants with phocomelia and other defects; approved for used in the treatment of erythema nodusum leprosum and under investigational use in other clinical areas.

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