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Congenital malformations of the central nervous system in rats produced by maternal zinc deficiency.
Warkany J; Petering H
Teratology 1972 May; 5(3):319-334
Teratogenic effects of maternal zinc deficiency in rats have been observed, confirming previous reports. The deficient diet differed in several respects from that used by Hurley and coworkers but the results were essentially the same. Special attention was given to malformations of the central nervous system and to tissue anomalies not recognizable by gross inspection of the fetuses.
Central-nervous-system-disorders; Growth-factors; Laboratory-animals; Laboratory-testing; Metabolism; Nervous-system-disorders; Nutritional-disorders; Vitamins
Children's Hospital Research Foundation and Department of Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
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University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
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