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The objective of this study was to examine three dimensionally the embryonic and fetal stages of tongue development with scanning electron microscopy. Time-bred CD-1 mice were sacrificed at quarter-day intervals on days 10-13, and at half-day intervals on days 13.5-16.5 of gestation. Fetal tongues were dissected and fixed in s-collidine buffered 4%(More)
Human fetal alcohol syndrome characteristics have been seen in the mouse fetus by several investigators who dosed the dam with only one or two doses of alcohol. The purpose of this study was to determine if the fetal effects of acute doses of alcohol (ethanol) are altered by aspirin. CD-1 mice were given two IP doses of a 25% v/v solution of 95%(More)
Growth retardation is a consistent finding in animal studies on the effect of sodium valproate (NaVP) in the embryo. Apart from fetal weight, the state of ossification in the embryo may be regarded as an indication of growth. The present study was to determine what effect sodium valproate at human therapeutic drug plasma levels had on the craniofacial(More)
This study reports the effects of valproic acid (VA) on the CD-1 mouse fetus when the drug is administered continuously via osmotic minipumps at human therapeutic drug plasma levels. Two VA-filled Alzet osmotic minipumps were implanted subcutaneously on gestation day 5 for continuous exposure of a total daily dosage of 850 mg/kg on gestation days 5-12. Dams(More)
The objective of this investigation was to study the teratogenic effects of dosage levels and time of administration of three anticonvulsant drugs (carbamazepine [CMZ], sodium valproate [NaV], and diphenylhydantoin [DPH]) on craniofacial development in the CD-1 mouse fetus. Pregnant females were intubated on each of days 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, and 8-16 of(More)
The anticonvulsant drugs carbamazepine, Na valproate, and phenytoin have been suspected as a cause of human congenital defects. The malformations produced may include cleft lip and/or palate, heart defects, skeletal defects, and low body weights. Since the toxic effects of these anticonvulsant drugs manifest themselves in terms of fetal growth retardation,(More)