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Malformations and molecular control

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Give 3 examples of environmental teratogens that travel to the foetus via the placenta:Alcohol, drugs, hormones, cigarettes, German measles and lead mercury.
Define teratology:The study of birth defects.
What teratogens can affect neural tube formation?Alcohol and folic deficiency
What teratogens can cause cleft palate?Anti-convulsants, folic acid metabolsim inhibitors, tranquilizers and retinoids
What teratogens can cause heart defects?Alcohol and retinoids
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