The Effect of Ethanol on the Growth of Rat Embryos: The Role of Stage Dependency and Hyperosmolality

  • A. M. Clode
  • M. K. Pratten
  • F. Beck
Conference paper
Part of the Archives of Toxicology, Supplement book series (TOXICOLOGY, volume 11)


Clinical studies and experimental research have established the teratological rela­tionship between constant ethanol consumption throughout pregnancy, and the occurrence of alcohol embryopathy (AE) in the offspring of alcoholics (as re­viewed by Abel, 1982). The implication of social or “binge” drinking is of specific interest because confusion exists concerning advice given to pregnant women about their drinking habits.


Ethanol Exposure Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Abnormal Embryo Embryonic Growth Maternal Alcohol Consumption 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Clode
    • 1
  • M. K. Pratten
    • 1
  • F. Beck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnatomyLeicester University Medical SchoolLeicesterUK

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