Thalidomide

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  • Thhalidomide Research Paper Solution

    One might wake up one morning experiencing morning sickness. She believes it is a common problem while being pregnant. She goes to get the medication Thalidomide from the medicine cabinet, not thinking anything about it. But what the drug company did not tell you was if you are a pregnant woman and you take the medication Thalidomide, your baby may experience some severe problems. The drug Thalidomide was produced during the 1950s through the 1960s. It was used for women who was experiencing morning sickness during their pregnancy (Mayo Clinic). Chemie Grunenthal, one of the head production companies of the drug, produced Thalidomide as a nontoxic medication. The company labeled Thalidomide with no poisonous potential at that time. Before shipping this drug the company had not proceeded to run through lab test to check the harmful chemical (The Multinational monitor). With every country wanting this drug they shipped crate fulls to the following: 11 European…

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  • History Of Thalidomide

    chemical compound alpha-phthalimido glutarimide (thalidomide) was first synthesized by Ciba in 1952 but found to be ineffective in the animal models tested and was ultimately discarded. Then in 1957, the German manufacturer Chemie Grunenethal in West Germany bought the patent for the chemical, which contained the active pharmaceutical drug substance thalidomide. The initial indication of the novel medication was for use as an anticonvulsant but early studies suggested that it was not effective…

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  • Thalidomide Research Paper

    Chemie Grünenthal synthesized drug called Thalidomide, it was introduced as an effective sedative used to treat the symptoms of morning sickness in pregnant women. It was soon discovered that Thalidomide was in fact a potent teratogen* that could cause dysmelia, peripheral neuropathy and in some cases, premature termination of pregnancy; it was because of these reasons that thalidomide was removed from the world’s pharmacy shelfs in the early 1960’s. Today, almost 62 years after its original…

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  • Nazi German Experiments Essay

    Nazi Germany and The United States conducted inhuman “experiments” during and after the Holocaust. Deformities happen in a rare chance, but with the German’s Thalidomide and the United States’ Agent Orange, the deformities in children with experiments of unknowing victims. The German chemical Thalidomide, or the alpha-phthalimido- glutarimide chemical, created birth defects in children such as missing body parts- arms, legs, ears, or even face- and caused multiple German families to grieve in…

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  • Animal Testing Persuasive

    Throughout history, animal experimentation has proved to be crucial to the development of our society. Since as early as the 17th century, we see how animal testings have led to important discoveries such as the understanding of the blood circulation and the function of the lungs in Medieval Europe . And now, scientists are relying on chimpanzees in hopes to help create the Hepatitis C vaccine . Overall, I believe that the state’s policy on animal experiments, as it is covered in the Criminal…

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  • Comparing Letter To Birmingham Jail And Rabindranath Tagore's Freedom

    In Martin Luther King’s Letter to Birmingham Jail and Rabindranath Tagore’s Freedom, the writers use imagery to develop the idea of freedom in their writings. Martin Luther King Jr uses imagery in paragraph 11 when he says, “It has been a tranquilizing thalidomide, relieving the emotional stress for a moment, only to give birth to an ill-formed infant of frustration…see with the distinguished jurist of yesterday that ‘justice too long delayed is justice denied’.” Thalidomide is a sedative drug…

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  • Animal Testing Importance

    can disturb the heart rhythm because the difference between the therapeutic dose of this drug and the toxic dose is narrow, thereby damaging the organism instead of curing him. For these reasons, animal testing is essential to conserve human lives by assuring the drug’s utility and indicating its appropriate therapeutic doses. Moreover, some medications may have a fatal side effect on people, especially on pregnant women. Thus, demonstrating these effects is critical to prevent tragedies. The…

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  • Analysis Of It Always Cost By David Suzuki

    Earth, but also outlines some methods of testing and caution that should be put into practice for the benefit of humanity. Witnessing the recklessness of the human race through detrimental untested technological innovations, Suzuki describes through several examples the damages of technologies such as that of DDT and thalidomide. Furthermore Suzuki outlines a dangerous system ridden with a lack of consistency when testing new technology, as well as a societal norm which values innovation over…

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  • Why Is It Unethical To Kill Animals Essay

    added throughout the years to benefit the animals a little more. Even with these laws, more than 100 million animals are killed each year in U.S. laboratories alone (Animal Experiments Overview, para 1). Gallup polls have found more than 40 percent of U.S. adults oppose the use of animals in research (Animal Experiments Overview, para 2). So why test animals for research? Sometimes what is tested on animals, does not even have the same effect of humans. Many products across the nation have been…

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  • Big Pharma Pros And Cons

    Thalidomide was an over-the-counter sedative that was touted as “completely” safe for everyone; men, women, and children alike. It first entered Germany in 1957, but by 1960, it was marketed in over 40 countries. Around this time, Dr. William McBride found out that thalidomide relieved morning sickness in pregnant women, and so he started allowing women to use the drug for that purpose. This is considered “off-label” use, meaning the drug was not actually approved to be used for that purpose;…

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