GP_Prenatal_dev_only - Prenatal Development and Risk...

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Prenatal Development and Risk Reduction Objective:To make students aware of teratogens that may affect prenatal development, as well as factors that may help prevent complications. In-class exercise.
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Teratology The scientific study of birth defects which includes risk analysis or the evaluation of factors which can increase or decrease the likelihood of prenatal harm.
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Teratogens Any environmental agent that causes damage during the prenatal period. Examples include: Drugs Environmental toxins Stress
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Critical Period A limited time span during which a part of the body or a behavior is biologically prepared to develop rapidly. In general, the embryonic period is most sensitive time for most organ and limb development.
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Interaction Effects Multiple threshold teratogens taken together may make them more harmful at a lower dosage levels than they would be individually.
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If contracted early in pregnancy can cause blindness, deafness, heart abnormalities and brain damage. Can now be prevented by
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