Thalidomide vs Lenalidomide - What's the difference?

thalidomide | lenalidomide |


As nouns the difference between thalidomide and lenalidomide

is that 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1960s as a sleeping aid, and to pregnant women as an antiemetic to combat morning sickness and other symptoms, but was withdrawn after being proven to cause severe birth defects, such as phocomelia; currently used to treat leprosy while lenalidomide is (medicine) a derivative of thalidomide used to treat some myelomas.

thalidomide

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  • (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1960s as a sleeping aid, and to pregnant women as an antiemetic to combat morning sickness and other symptoms, but was withdrawn after being proven to cause severe birth defects, such as phocomelia; currently used to treat leprosy.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 ----

    lenalidomide

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia lenalidomide) (-)
  • (medicine) A derivative of thalidomide used to treat some myelomas