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Unformatted text preview: of the mothers uterus Teratogens-monster forming- any agent that contribute to birth defects Dose amount of exposure time of exposure critical period-time when fetus or embryo are more vulnerable to affects of a teratogen genetic susceptibility o boys are more vulnerable because they only have one X o females have two xs- boys no backup protective steps o no alcohol, smoke, easy pollution. Specific teratogens Drugs Thalidomine Alcochol Fetal alcohol syndrome Fetal alcohol effects Occurs with smaller amounts of alcohol Tobacoo Rubella Hiv/aids- 25% of kids contract during pregnancy or breast feeding Birth Apgar scale Take one minute after birth and then five minutes after birth Assesses heart rate, muscle tone, breathing, color and reflexes A- appearance- pink and brown are good, blue is bad P- Pulse G-grimace looks at refelex A- activity- muscle tone R- respiration- breathing and a loud initial cry is good...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course CDE 232 taught by Professor Gingerburell during the Spring '08 term at ASU.
- Spring '08