How to use Teratogens in a sentence

teratogens
  • Lack of prenatal care and nutrition has been linked to many birth defects; however, beyond the avoidance of known teratogens (anything that can cause a birth defect), there is little prevention possible.

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  • In other instances, CHD may result from teratogens, usually unknown, during early gestation.

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  • During the crucial first weeks, frequently before a woman is aware she is pregnant, the developing fetus is most susceptible to substances that can cause birth defects (teratogens).

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  • Exposure to teratogens can cause congenital amputation.

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  • During the first eight weeks of pregnancy, organogenesis (the formation of organs) is taking place, which places the embryo at a higher risk of deformities when exposed to teratogens.

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