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  • n. Plural form of teratogen.


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  • It does an impressive job of blocking bacteria from reaching the fetus, but studies show that it does not block other dangers known as teratogens — agents such as radiation, pathogens, drugs and chemicals that can cause malformation of the developing embryo.

    Healthy Living, For Two

  • Many are teratogens, which are substances that can cause birth defects, deformities, or even death.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • The best view we have from twin studies is that schizophrenia results from both genetic and shared-environment etiological influences, with "shared environment" meaning classical postnatal environmental factors plus prenatal environmental factors such as exposure to infectious agents, macro - or micronutrient dietary characteristics, and exposure to environmental toxic chemicals, teratogens, and other assaults to the prenatal environment.

    Dan Agin: More Than Genes IV: Epigenetics, the Womb, and Mental Illness

  • I sincerely hope you're (and your lab is) making sure you're protected from possible teratogens.

    Project pre-doc post-doc: The real story

  • Some people think that the body is adequately equipped for detoxification, but if it were, we wouldn't have words like carcinogen, teratogens, reproductive toxicants, and endocrine disruptors.

    Dr. Jeffrey McCombs: A Toxic World?

  • For example, Profet (1992) suggested that morning sickness may function to reduce maternal intake of foods containing teratogens during the early phase of embryogenesis, when delicate fetal tissues are most susceptible to chemical disruption.

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • Some of them had come equipped with notebooks and pens, and had spent the past hour and a half writing down recommended dosages of folic acid, the names of teratogens, and suggested diets for a mother-to-be.

    Nineteen Minutes

  • Teratogen = a substance or agent that can cross the placenta of a pregnant woman and cause a spontaneous abortion or birth disabilities and developmental anomalies in the fetus; all carcinogens are mutagens, most mutagens are carcinogens, and many mutagens are also teratogens


  • Specifically, teratogens are environmental agents that are relatively harmless to an adult, but that can result in birth defects and developmental disorders of varying severity in the child.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • There are more cancers, more asthma, more clusters of maladies caused by the accumulation of synthetic toxins, teratogens, and carcinogens.

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