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Introduction: Thalidomide

Description of Thalidomide

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Thalidomide -- Teratogenic Agent:
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Thalidomide: A drug that belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors. It prevents the growth of new blood vessels into a solid tumor.
Source: National Institute of Health

Thalidomide: a sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Thalidomide: A synthetic derivative of glutamic acid (alpha-phthalimido-glutarimide) with teratogenic, immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic properties. Thalidomide acts primarily by inhibiting both the production of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) in stimulated peripheral monocytes and the activities of interleukins and interferons. This agent also inhibits polymorphonuclear chemotaxis and monocyte phagocytosis. Thalidomide inhibits pro-angiogenic factors such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), thereby inhibiting angiogenesis. (NCI04)
Source: Diseases Database

Thalidomide: piperidinyl isoindole originally introduced as a non-barbiturate hypnotic, but withdrawn due to teratogenic effects; it has been reintroduced and used for a number of immunological and inflammatory disorders.
Source: CRISP

Thalidomide: A piperidinyl isoindole originally introduced as a non-barbiturate hypnotic, but withdrawn from the market due to teratogenic effects. It has been reintroduced and used for a number of immunological and inflammatory disorders. Thalidomide displays immunosuppresive and anti-angiogenic activity. It inhibits release of TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR-ALPHA from monocytes, and modulates other cytokine action.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Thalidomide as a Disease

Thalidomide: Another name for Thalidomide -- Teratogenic Agent (or close medical condition association).
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Thalidomide: Related Diseases

Thalidomide: Thalidomide is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Thalidomide (Thalidomide -- Teratogenic Agent)

Some of the symptoms of Thalidomide incude:

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Broader terms for Thalidomide

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Thalidomide

The following list attempts to classify Thalidomide into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • sedative-hypnotic,sedative-hypnotic drug
  • depressant,downer,sedative,sedative drug
  • medicament,medication,medicinal drug,medicine
  • drug
  • agent
  • causal agency,causal agent,cause
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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