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Congenital malformations of the brain produced by short zinc deficiencies in rats.
Am J Ment Defic 1973 Sep; 77(5):645-653
Maternal dietary zinc (7440666) deficiencies of three to six days in rats are found to produce congenital malformations of the brain, such as exencephaly, hydrocephaly, cleft lip, cleft palate, as well as ocular and skeletal malformations. The results are discussed in relation to human malformations and mental retardation.
NIOSH-Publication; NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Reproductive-effects; Malnutrition; Minerals; Brain-disorders; Skeletal-system-disorders; Oral-disorders; Mental-disorders
Environmental Health Kettering Laboratory Eden & Bethesda Avenues Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Issue of Publication
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
American Journal of Mental Deficiency
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division