Skip to Content

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.

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide