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Women who consumed the drug thalidomide for relief from vomiting during early months of pregnancy gave birth to children with

a)

No spleen

b)

Hare-lip

c)

Extra fingers and toes

d)

Under developed limbs


Question ID - 6970 | Toppr Answer

Women who consumed the drug thalidomide for relief from vomiting during early months of pregnancy gave birth to children with

a)

No spleen

b)

Hare-lip

c)

Extra fingers and toes

d)

Under developed limbs

1 Answer - 5876 Votes

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Answer Key : (b) -

(b)

Thalidomide should not be used during pregnancy because even a single dose of thalidomide can cause severe birth defects such as phocomelia (underdeveloped limbs) in foetus or foetal death.



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