Handbook of Behavioral Teratology

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Principles of Behavioral Teratology

  • Charles V. VorheesAffiliated withInstitute for Developmental Research, Children’s Hospital Research Foundation, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

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James Wilson has undoubtedly done more to describe the general principles and mechanisms of teratogenic response than anyone else. These principles were most recently presented in 1977 (Wilson, 1977). Here, the principles of behavioral teratogenic response will be defined as an extension of Wilson’s concepts. Refinement and updating of our previous description of the principles of behavioral teratogenesis (Vorhees & Butcher, 1982) have also been undertaken below.