Definitions for "Thalidomide"
A drug to help morning sickness that was withdrawn in 1961 after it was found to cause limb deformities in babies born to women who had taken it
A drug with a notorious past that is currently used to treat difficult lupus skin disease. Modern research is showing that this drug can also be useful in treating a number of other skin and internal diseases as well (e.g., Behcet's disease, severe aphthous ulcers in the mouth, pyoderma gangrenosum, multiple myeloma). Unfortunately, this drug was responsible for an epidemic of babies born without arms or legs when it was first introduced in Europe and Canada in the 1960s. Another side effect is its tendency to cause damage to nerves that supply sensation to the arms and legs (i.e. sensory neuropathy).
Drug used in the 50s and 60s to suppress the effects of morning sickness. It caused Birth Defects similar to TAR. Thalidomide Resources
Laboratory studies show that it has an effect against HIV, TB and inflammatory conditions.