teratogen


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teratogen

[tə′rad·ə·jən]
(medicine)
An agent causing formation of a congenital anomaly or monstrosity.
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Factors implicated in the etiology are genetics, compromised vasculature of the skin, infection, teratogens, fetus papyraceus and trauma.
This is why it was important to develop a model encompassing both cell differentiation and migration that would give researechers a more complete and accurate picture of the effects of teratogens on the developing embryo.
An analysis of exposure to potential teratogens showed that 1.
Numerous studies have substantiated the association between teratogens and clefting.
Both mammalian embryos, namely from the rat or the mouse (rodent embryo culture) (2), (3), and embryos of the South African clawed frog Xenopus laevis (frog embryo teratogenesis assay-Xenopus, FETAX) (6), (7) are in use in teratogen screening.
Many of these children display a range of cognitive and behavioural disorders (Welch-Carre 2005), which has led to alcohol being regarded as a behavioural teratogen and a leading cause of mental retardation in the Western world (Dunty 2001).
Meclizine has been a "suspect" teratogen for years, as indicated by Schardein (1993).
Notably, the medical argument that alcohol was a teratogen found public acceptance.
OK, scient panel, alcohol is a carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen (do I get an "A" in science for spelling those babies correctly?
Investigative embryo-fetal development study in the Gottingen minipig with a known swine teratogen using mid-term caesarean sections" by J.
in 2009, 90 pregnancies treated therapeutically with oseltamivir in the first trimester were reported to two teratogen information services in Japan; one major birth defect (1.
In one study of 1,694 adolescents and young women aged 14 to 25 years who were prescribed a teratogen, only 29% received documented contraception counseling, and only 11% received a contraceptive prescription or were documented to be actively using a contraceptive.