Teratogen

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A teratogen is an agent which can cause malfomations in a developing embryo[1]. Some common teratogens are: alcohol, methotrexate, phenytoin and high levels of ionizing radiation.[2]

References

  1. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/teratogen
  2. http://www.columbia.edu/itc/hs/medical/humandev/2004/Chpt23-Teratogens.pdf Chung W, Columbia University. [accessed November 2013]
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