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A teratogen is any substance or process that may interfere with the
normal development of a fetus or cause birth defects.
Teratogens include alcohol, many drugs and medicines, some metals
(such as lead or mercury), radiation, and some infectious diseases (such as
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Siobhan M. Dolan, MD, MPH - Reproductive Genetics
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