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ter·a·to·gen·ic

, teratogenetic (ter'ă-tō-jen'ik, -jĕ-net'ik),
1. Relating to teratogenesis.
2. Causing congenital anomalies or birth defects.
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teratogenic

(tĕr′ə-tə-jĕn′ĭk)
adj.
Of, relating to, or causing malformations of an embryo or fetus.

ter′a·to·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
ter′a·to·gen′e·sis (-ĭ-sĭs) n.
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teratogenic

adjective Referring to a chemical (e.g., thalidomide), physical (e.g., radiation) or other factor capable of causing birth defects.

noun An agent with a teratogenic effect; teratogen.
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ter·a·to·gen·ic

, teratogenetic (ter'ă-tō-jen'ik, -jĕ-net'ik)
1. Relating to teratogenesis.
2. Causing congenital anomalies or birth defects.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

teratogenic

producing malformation in a foetus.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Various parameters which may indicate teratogenic activity of a compound in whole embryo culture test systems adapted from Kerhar (1980) [2] Parameters indicating teratogenicity of a substance in whole embryo culture tests I Changes in macromolecule synthesis as DNA, RNA or proteins II Mitotic inhibition.
Physicians' perception of teratogenic risk associated with radiography and CT during early pregnancy.
Teratogenic effects of cholinergic insecticides in chick embryos IV.
There are, however, serious limitations to its use due to its teratogenic effects and potential neurotoxicity.
papaya, it is necessary to assess its teratogenic effect in order to establish its potential as source of toxic compounds for drug discovery and development.
The local anesthetic agents lidocaine and prilocaine are considered safe to administer to a pregnant patient (both are considered Category B drugs by the FDA) since they have not demonstrated any teratogenic effects in humans, even in doses far exceeding the maximum recommended daily dose.
The FDA requested a comprehensive assessment of topiramate's and phentermine/topiramate's teratogenic potential and asked VIVUS to provide evidence that the elevation in heart rate associated with phentermine/topiramate does not increase the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events.
In addition to acquiring a heritable resistance to the acute teratogenic effects of PAHs, ER fish appear to have concomitantly developed resistance to chronic effects of BaP, including cancer.
Birth defects associated with in utero exposure to higher doses of topiramate have been reported, but the teratogenic potential of lower doses is not known.
This is important because, with only two exceptions, all known human teratogens also are teratogenic in animals.