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Teratogen in Pregnancy: Definition, Exposure & Examples

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A fetus becomes susceptible to teratogens in its mother's blood stream how long after fertilization?

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1. Which of the following is true regarding drugs as teratogens?

2. Which of the following are potential effects of a teratogen on a fetus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will assess your understanding of various teratogens that a mother can be exposed to that can negatively impact the health of a developing fetus. Topics covered on the quiz include prescription drugs as teratogens and the major organ system most susceptible to teratogens.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various characteristics of teratogens during pregnancy, including:

  • How long after conception a fetus is susceptible to teratogens
  • Prescription drugs as teratogens
  • Potential side effects of a teratogen
  • Reasons for avoiding cat waste

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the potential side effects of teratogens
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the major organ system that is most vulnerable to teratogens

Additional Learning

To learn more about teratogens, review the corresponding lesson titled Teratogen in Pregnancy: Definition, Exposure & Examples. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Identify what teratogens are and how early a fetus can be exposed to teratogens
  • Recall the negative effects of alcohol and nicotine during pregnancy
  • Understand how illegal drugs such as cocaine and the use of dangerous prescription drugs can hurt a developing fetus
  • Review the negative effects of different viruses such as chicken pox and syphilis
  • Learn the dangers of eating raw meat and handling a cat litter box during pregnancy
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