Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 
Dictionary » Thalidomide
 

Thalidomide

Introduction: Thalidomide

Description of Thalidomide

Thalidomide (medical condition): There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Thalidomide during...more »

See also:

Thalidomide -- Teratogenic Agent:
  »Introduction: Thalidomide -- Teratogenic Agent
  »Symptoms of Thalidomide -- Teratogenic Agent

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Thalidomide: a sedative and hypnotic drug; withdrawn from sale after discovered to cause severe birth defects because it inhibits angiogenesis.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Thalidomide: piperidinyl isoindole originally introduced as a non-barbiturate hypnotic, but withdrawn due to teratogenic effects; it has been reintroduced and used for a number of immunological and inflammatory disorders.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Thalidomide: A piperidinyl isoindole originally introduced as a non-barbiturate hypnotic, but withdrawn from the market due to teratogenic effects.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

Thalidomide: Related Topics

These medical condition or symptom topics may be relevant to medical information for Thalidomide:

Drug name confusion

Because many drug names share similar spellings or sound almost identical when spoken, it is possible to mistake the name of a particular medication. Other drugs that are sometimes confused with Thalidomide include:

Thalidomide as a Disease

Thalidomide: Another name for Thalidomide -- Teratogenic Agent (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Thalidomide -- Teratogenic Agent
  »Symptoms of Thalidomide -- Teratogenic Agent

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:

Terms associated with Thalidomide:

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

External links related to: Thalidomide

Source: Diseases Database

Interesting Medical Articles:

Medical dictionaries:

More Medical Dictionary Topics

  • Counterconditioning
  • Countercurrent
  • Countercurrent centrifugal elutriation
  • Countercurrent chromatography
  • Countercurrent distribution
  • Countercurrent exchanger
  • Countercurrent mechanism
  • Countercurrent multiplier
  • Counterdie
  • Counterextension
  • Counterimmunoelectrophoresis
  • Counterimmunoelectrophoresis (CIE)
  • Counterincision
  • Counterinvestment
  • Counterirritant

    Find out more

    Search to find out more about Thalidomide:

      
      
    powered by
    Google
  •  

    By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

    Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise