January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2167
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A definition of the term "thalidomide," is presented. It means a drug which was removed from the market as it caused severe birth defects like malformations of the limbs of exposed fetuses. The drug is extremely useful for the treatment of erythema nodosum leprosum, multiple myeloma, Kaposi's sarcoma, and immunological diseases.


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