TERATOLOGY Terato Teratogen Teratoma Teratothanasia
~ TERATO~ prefix for id+ | PORTENT WONDER |
          id+ | EXPRESSION OF DIVINE POWER |
   note>  the notion is imbued with an aura of a 
          godly power over nature - a godly message 
   hx> the notion of "MONSTER" may reflect the impact 
       of Christian monks translating ancient sources 
       and imparting their dogmatic views of sin and 
       the power of the Devil - history shows how 
       the malformed and their mothers were often 
       destroyed or alternatively seen as a proof of 
                   maternal intercourse with the Devil 
 ~ TERATOLOGY med> SCIENTIFIC and CLINICAL DISCIPLINE 
                   CONCERNED WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES or 
       ETIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENTAL ALTERATIONS 
       note CONSIDERABLE CONFUSION ARISES FROM THE 
       FREQUENT USE OF ALTERNATIVE NAMES FOR TERATOLOGY 
       e.g. REPRODUCTIVE TOXICOLOGY   BEHAVIORAL TERATOLOGY 
            DYSMORPHOLOGY  CLINICAL GENETICS 
       see> clarifications in companion web-site 
            CLINICAL EYE OPENERS     
~ TERATOMA  id+ |TUMOR LIKE DEFORMITY | 
            med> experts dispute if a teratoma is a 
                 malformation or a neoplasia 
            microscopically, the tumor has to have 
            three sorts of embryonic tissues see> tissue  
            endothelium, mesothelium and ectothelium 
            note if vertebral column elements are present 
                 the teratoma is considered to be an 
                 incorporated parasitic co-twin 
~ TERATOGEN      id+ | AGENT CAPABLE OF "DEFORMING" |                 
~ TERATOGENIC    id+ | CAPACITY TO ENGENDER A PORTENT |                  
~ TERATOTHANASIA id+ | DEATH INDUCING MALFOMATIONS | 
                 gr THANATOS = points to DEATH MORTAL 
  med> MOST TERATOGENIC IMPACTS ARE FATAL and MANIFESTED AS 
       STERILITY or RECURRENT PREGNANCY LOSSES or in 
  popular parlance "BIRTH DEFECTS" for MALFORMATIONS 
  among the most common TERATOGENIC RISK FACTORS are 
  prenatal exposure to ALCOHOL IONIZING RADIATION 
  MATERNAL LACK OF ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS IN PARTICULAR FOLATES 
  EXPOSURES TO LEAD MERCURY PETROCHEMICALS 
  MATERNAL DIABETES RUBELLA 
  CLINICAL USE OF TERATOGENIC PRESCRIPTION DRUGS  E.G. THALIDOMIDE 
  continued see> companion overview  
  see> companion web-site Clinical Eye Opener 
  
  20131026 - 20170121 ww      

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