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TERATOGENS

TERATOGENS

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Published by: Mitzel Sapalo on Jun 11, 2011
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 THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE DEVELOPING EMBRYO
Mrs. Ofelia Solano Saludar
Department of Natural SciencesUniversity of St. La Salle
 
Th
e ENVIRONMEN
T
is an integral factor in development 
All stages of embryonic and fetaldevelopment are vulnerable toenvironmental c
h
anges.
Disturbances may result tomiscarriages or t 
h
ey may expressgrotesqueteratogenicity.
Th
ey may c
h
ange gene expression
h
at may be carried into t 
h
e next generation (transgenerationeffects: epigenomes).
 
T
ERA
T
OGENS are environmentalagents t 
h
at cause developmentaldefects in t 
h
e fetus.
Th
ey are non-genetic factors t 
h
at interfere wit 
h
normal embryonic and fetal differentiation andmorp
h
ogenesis.
C
h
ildren w
h
o
h
ave been exposed toteratogensin uterowill not pass
h
eir defect on to t 
h
eir c
h
ildren.

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