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n.1.(Med.) The formation of monsters.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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On the other hand, the deterioration of nervous cells on certain key areas for triad of autistic symptoms is favoured at least, if not originating, by the influence of some toxic substances, with teratogeny, either ingested by the mother during pregnancy, or by postnatal exposure to toxins from the environment, which disrupt the neurogenesis: such may be the vaccines against rubella or measles, exposure to mutagen, toxic agents (heavy metals, fertilizers, pesticides, valproic acid (VPA), talidomid etc.), even allergic or gastrointestinal reactions to food (10).
"A Political Anatomy of Monsters, Hopeful and Otherwise: Teratogeny, Transcendentalism, and Evolutionary Theorizing." Isis.
Serious adverse events were defined as any occurrence that might have put the patient's life at risk or resulted in hospitalization, hospitalization extension, persistent or significant impairment, teratogeny, or death.