Teratogenic Significance of Ionic and Fluid Imbalances

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Science  22 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3595, pp. 1064-1065
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3595.1064


Some agents teratogenic to the chick embryo cause serum electrolyte and fluid inmbalances which initiate an edema syndrome leading to malformations. Differences in ionic composition of serum and yolk of normal chicks help explain how these imbalances can be produced.