Deformity of Forelimb in Rats: Association with High Doses of Acetazolamide

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Science  16 Jul 1965:
Vol. 149, Issue 3681, pp. 306-308
DOI: 10.1126/science.149.3681.306-a


Deformities of the right forelimb occurred in a number of offspring of rats given high doses of the carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, acetazolamide, during pregnancy. In most cases this was the only deformity found. More than 20 times the usual therapeutic dose rate used for humans was required to produce this effect in rats.