Teratology in the Twentieth Century

Teratology in the Twentieth Century

Congenital Malformations in Humans and How their Environmental Causes were Established

1st Edition - June 6, 2003

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  • Author: H. Kalter
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080542355
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444513649

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This book is an an up-to-date survey and summary of present knowledge and future expectations regarding the environmental causes of congenital malformations in human beings, beginning with the earliest discoveries of the 20th century up to the latest ideas and problems at its end, presents views and comments on the progress made over the century in understanding human prenatal maldevelopment.

Table of Contents

  • Preface. 1. Introductory Matters. 2. Definitions. 3. Classification. 4. Frequency. 5. Early Human Studies. 6. Pioneering Works. 7. Early Experiments. 8. New Challenges. 9. Thalidomide. 10. Testing for teratogenicity. 11. Teratological detours. 12. Surveillance of congenital malformations. 13. Epidemiology of congenital malformations. 14. Human disease as teratogen. 15. Environmental hazards and disasters. 16. Disease medication and teratogenisis. 17. Folic acid and human malformations. 18. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy. 19. The accomplishment and the expectation. Bibliography. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 166
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2003
  • Published: June 6, 2003
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080542355
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444513649

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H. Kalter

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Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Children's Hospital Medical Centre, Cincinnati, OH, USA

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