teratogenic agent

teratogenic agent

See teratogen.

ter·a·to·gen·ic a·gent

(teră-tō-jenik ājĕnt)
Drug, virus, or irradiation that can cause malformation of the fetus.
[terato- + -genic, producing, fr. gennaō, to produce, beget]
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Another threat to privacy can arise when, for recruitment purposes, physicians are alerted to the need for research on a suspected teratogenic agent unique to a specific maternal demographic.
Data on maternal exposure to or ingestion of teratogenic agents also raise questions regarding the rights of other family members to this information.
There was no maternal history of ingestion of teratogenic agents or diabetes mellitus.
1), (4-6) Various teratogenic agents, maternal diabetes, caudal regression syndrome and nutritional deficit have been suggested as possible aetiological factors.
The goal remains to produce a thorough reference linking studies of experimental teratogenic agents to congenital defects in humans, and as such the volume will be of use to researchers in pharmaceuticals as well as obstetricians, pediatricians, and geneticists.
Many teratogenic agents were also found to cause neurological and other functional disorders in children that are not necessarily associated with gross structural alterations.
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