Catalog of Teratogenic Agents

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998 - Abnormalities, Drug-Induced - 593 pages
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The most comprehensive one-volume guide of its kind, this standard reference work has been newly revised and expanded to present information on teratogenic agents in a ready-reference format. The ninth edition includes approximately 1200 additions, of which 250 are newly listed agents. The Catalog emphasizes human data and covers pharmaceuticals, chemicals, environmental pollutants, food additives, household products, and viruses. A special effort has been made to obtain as much information as possible on drugs and other agents to which pregnant women may be exposed. Substances are listed alphabetically, and each entry briefly summarizes research procedures and results. As in previous editions, a complete list of references is included for each agent.

From reviews of previous editions: "A book that is familiar to many teratologists and should be familiar to all.... The first edition of the catalog was a noble achievement and the subsequent editions have each embodied major improvements. [Shepard] deserves our support and help in continuing to update, improve, and expand hoped-for future editions." Teratology "I continue to buy the latest bound edition of Shepard's Catalog on a regular basis. In fact, I make sure I have several copies available, so I am never too far away from the Catalog." Reproductive Toxicology "A useful and exhaustive key to the literature." Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association "An important continuing contribution to the field of teratology from an individual widely recognized as an expert in his discipline." DICP, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy

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Thomas H. Shepard, M.D., is a professor emeritus of pediatrics and former head of the Central Laboratory for Human Embryology at the University of Washington. Ronald J. Lemire, M.D., is a professor in the division of genetics and developmental medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

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