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Glossary for Vitamin A (retinol) -- Teratogenic Agent

  • Drug-related conditions: Medical conditions related to drug usage, including adverse reactions, intoxication, and overdose.
  • Heart symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart
  • Leukeran -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Leukeran (a chemotherapy drug) during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Limb reduction defect: A rare congenital malformation where the bones in the arms and/or legs fail to develop normally or are partially or totally missing.
  • Pregnancy-related conditions: Any condition that is related to or caused by pregnancy
  • Small eye: Small eye is a condition in which an eye is unusually small.
  • Teratogen-related conditions: Medical conditions related to "teratogens", i.e. substances that can cause birth defects by fetal exposure.
  • Transposition of great arteries: A congenital malformation where the aorta and pulmonary artery are transposed which causes oxygenated blood from the lungs to be sent back to the lungs and de-oxygenated blood to be sent to body tissues. Often there is some other defect such as an opening in the heart chambers which allows mixing of the blood and hence survival is possible for a short while at least.

 

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