[ US /θəˈɫɪdəˌmaɪd/ ]
[ UK /θˈælɪdˌɒma‍ɪd/ ]
  1. a sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis
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How To Use thalidomide In A Sentence

  • Wavering hawaii beach vacations thalidomide, air frypan, sanies reimbursement, maybe gaslight scheelite and air anastalsis to economiser. Rational Review
  • Dangerous drugs like thalidomide could still come to market. Donald Cohen: Darrell Issa Invites His Capitalist Cronies to Cry Wolf
  • She had heard about a drug called thalidomide that could cure these ulcers and begged her doctor to obtain it from the Brazilian manufacturer. A 'Bad' Drug May Turn Out To Do Good
  • One of the most unfortunate and best known examples of this was the mild sedative and anti-emetic Thalidomide.
  • Von Glasow, who is himself a "thalidomide" (that's how the people in the film refer to themselves; others apparently prefer "thalidomider") with deformed hands projecting from what should have been his elbows, has no patience with the gimp mystique. Chicago Reader
  • We have seen it when the sons and daughters of the mothers who were given diethylstilbestrol showed up seriously ill a generation later, and when infants whose mothers were given thalidomide were born deformed.
  • Doctors in Australia, England, and Germany were seeing not only peripheral neuritis, but something much more disturbing in the offspring of their thalidomide patients: a sudden increase in cases of phocomelia, a birth defect in which limbs fail to develop, and which leaves infants with hands and feet growing directly from their shoulders and hips. MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION
  • Her case is one of the most distressing taken up by campaigners who want the government to provide financial assistance to thalidomide victims. Times, Sunday Times
  • But in 1998 the FDA approved thalidomide for treating the debilitating and disfiguring lesions associated with erythema nodosum leprosum.
  • She's a partially blind and deaf thalidomide victim awaiting spinal surgery. The Sun
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