The Effect of Ethanol on the Growth of Rat Embryos: The Role of Stage Dependency and Hyperosmolality
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.
KeywordsEthanol Exposure Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Abnormal Embryo Embryonic Growth Maternal Alcohol Consumption
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