thalidomide

Definitions of thalidomide
  1. noun
    a sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis
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    type of:
    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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