Part of the
Illustrated Human Embryology
book series (MGPPT, volume 1)
Despite its apparent protection, the mammalian embryo is very sensitive to the noxious influence of various external teratogenic agents. All the malformations observed in humans clinically have been reproduced in various mammals (fig. 1, 2, 3, and 4).
KeywordsStrain Sensitivity Teratogenic Effect Genetic Constitution Individual Sensitivity Mineral Deficiency
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