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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
April 4, 2012
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Siobhan M. Dolan, MD, MPH - Reproductive Genetics
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