Leprosy vs Thalidomide - What's the difference?

leprosy | thalidomide |


As nouns the difference between leprosy and thalidomide

is that leprosy is an infectious disease caused by infection by mycobacterium leprae while thalidomide is (pharmaceutical drug) oxopiperidin-3-yl)-1h-isoindole-1,3(2h)dione c13h10n2[[oxygen|o4 — a drug that was sold during the late 1950s and 1960s as a sleeping aid, and to pregnant women as an antiemetic to combat morning sickness and other symptoms, but was withdrawn after being proven to cause severe birth defects, such as phocomelia; currently used to treat leprosy.

leprosy

Noun

(leprosies)
  • An infectious disease caused by infection by Mycobacterium leprae .
  • The Europeans brought new diseases such as smallpox, measles, dysentery, influenza, syphilis and leprosy .
  • In the Bible, a disease of the skin not conclusively identified, which can also affect clothes and houses.
  • Synonyms

    * (infectious disease) Hansen's disease, mesel

    Derived terms

    * antileprosy

    References

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    thalidomide

    Noun

    (-)
  • (pharmaceutical drug) oxopiperidin-3-yl)-1H-isoindole-1,3(2H)dione C13H10N2[[oxygen, O4 — A drug that was sold during the late 1950s and 1960s as a sleeping aid, and to pregnant women as an antiemetic to combat morning sickness and other symptoms, but was withdrawn after being proven to cause severe birth defects, such as phocomelia; currently used to treat leprosy.
  • Derived terms

    * thalidomide baby ----