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Teratogens

Synonym(s)

  • teratogenic substance

Definition(s)

An agent that causes the production of physical defects in the developing embryo.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Drugs or other agents that cause developmental malformations.

Definition from: Psychological Index Terms via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

Substances such as chemicals or radiation that cause abnormal development of a embryo.

Definition from: Human Genome Project InformationThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the U.S. Department of Energy

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 27, 2014