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teratogen

[tə′rad·ə·jən]
(medicine)
An agent causing formation of a congenital anomaly or monstrosity.
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The number of filled prescriptions for contraception was low despite the associated risk of the teratogenic medications, said Dr.
Each teratogenic medication carries a different risk," she said.
The purpose of this study was to elucidate the mechanism of the teratogenic effect of phenytoin on limb development which has not yet been determined.
Since there is considerable interest regarding the role of FA to counter the teratogenic effects of RA, the current study was planned to confirm the teratogenic potential of RA and determine the role of FA in countering teratogenesis imparted by RA in the form of visible defects and ability to hatch naturally.
Electronic health records could be utilized to identify all reproductive-age women taking a teratogenic medication.
The results confirm that prenatal exposure to valproic acid at critical stages produce teratogenic effects.
As a result, increasing the dose of medications to compensate for maternal physiologic changes may also result in an increased transfer of medication to the fetus and, thus, an increased risk of potential teratogenic effects.
The intrauterine growth retardation and the possibility that the AED might have teratogenic effects were not considered by the healthcare providers at the peripheral hospital, so no specific tests were done in the antenatal period.
All the compounds induced teratogenic phenotypes in zebrafish embryos like reduced pigmentation, cardiac edema, delayed hatching etc at concentration between 20 to 30 uM.
The FDA advised the company in October 2010 that the cardiovascular risks and teratogenic potential associated with treatment had not been adequately assessed, and requested that the company provide evidence that an increase in heart rate (a mean of 1.