Definition of teratogenesis in English:


Line breaks: terato|gen¦esis
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛrətə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs


[mass noun]
  • The process by which congenital malformations are produced in an embryo or fetus.
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    • Medications can potentially affect the fetus in several ways: structural teratogenesis (birth defects), behavioral teratogenesis, and perinatal syndromes.
    • There are limited data on behavioral teratogenesis.
    • There are several potential mechanisms for antiepileptic drug-mediated teratogenesis.

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