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ter·a·tol·o·gy

 (tĕr′ə-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The biological study of birth defects.

ter′a·to·log′i·cal (-ə-tl-ŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ter′a·tol′o·gist n.

teratology

(ˌtɛrəˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Medicine) the branch of medical science concerned with the development of physical abnormalities during the fetal or early embryonic stage
2. (Biology) the branch of biology that is concerned with the structure, development, etc, of monsters
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a collection of tales about mythical or fantastic creatures, monsters, etc
teratologic, ˌteratoˈlogical adj
ˌteraˈtologist n

ter•a•tol•o•gy

(ˌtɛr əˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the science or study of monstrosities or abnormal formations in organisms.
[1670–80]
ter`a•to•log′i•cal (-tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
ter`a•tol′o•gist, n.

teratology

1. a type of mythmaking or storytelling in which monsters and marvels are featured.
2. a collection of such stories. — teratologist, n. — teratological, adj.
See also: Literature
1. the writing or collecting of fantasies containing monsters and prodigies.
2. Biology. the scientific study of monstrosities or abnormal formations in plants or animals. — teratologist, n. — teratological, adj.
See also: Monsters
Biology. the study of malformations or abnormal growth in animals or vegetables. — teratologist, n.teratological, adj.
See also: Growth
the branch of biology that studies abnormal formations in animals or plants. — teratologist, n. — teratologie, teratological, adj.
See also: Biology

teratology

The branch of biology that deals with the study of monsters or congenital abnormalities.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teratology - the branch of biology concerned with the development of malformations or serious deviations from the normal type of organism
embryology - the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms
Translations

ter·a·tol·o·gy

n. teratología, estudio de malformaciones en el feto.
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embryos (n = 3) rescued for atRA signaling through the repeated administration of low, nonteratogenic doses of atRA (Figure 5A), To further assess the effect of atRA on Ahr expression, we examined the level of Ahr mRNA in WT MEFs cultured with cycloheximide, an inhibitor of protein translation, and found a 5-fold increase upon atRA stimulation (Figure 5B).
Among those studies was a prospective, controlled multicenter trial that compared pregnancy outcomes of 189 women in Europe, Asia, and North America (including patients from Motherisk) who took azathioprine during pregnancy with a group of 230 women who took nonteratogenic drugs during pregnancy.
As a means of addressing negative published data, a large number of nonteratogenic agents are also included, many of them from Japanese studies.
In the prospective observational study, we looked primarily at fetal safety, comparing outcomes in 187 pregnant women who took ginger in the first trimester with another 187 women who during the first trimester took drugs known to be nonteratogenic.
In one study, Hcy-thiolactone was reported to be nonteratogenic in mouse embryos.
Investigators compared the pregnancy outcomes of 46 women taking the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor to treat depression and 46 women taking established nonteratogenic products for the same condition, Anna Sivojelezova reported in a poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.