Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Sedative widely prescribed between 1959 and 1962, later shown to interfere with human limb bud development and to produce phenocopies of phocomelia; gave rise to a cohort of children known as the thalidomide babies. Thalidomide is a known teratogen.

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