drug-induced teratogenesis

drug-induced teratogenesis

congenital anomalies that reflect toxic effects of drugs on the developing fetus. See also fetal alcohol syndrome, thalidomide.
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The optimal time for surgical intervention is after the first trimester as organogenesis is largely complete, therefore minimizing the risk of drug-induced teratogenesis, and any necessary cystectomy or oophorectomy will not disrupt the required progesterone production of the corpus luteum as this has been replaced by the placenta.
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