Clinical teratology

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Of particular importance in teratogenesis is the time of exposure to the offending environmental agent, route of exposure, and genotype of the embryo and the mother. The major teratogens include irradiation, maternal infections, other illnesses in pregnancy (diabetes, thyroid disease, maternal phenylketonuria, virilizing diseases), a host of pharmacologic agents and environmental contaminants. Teratogen exposure carries the potential for cancer in later life. Several sources of information on teratogens are now available.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-161
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Family Practice


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