Embryo-fetal development studies with the dietary supplement vinpocetine in the rat and rabbit.

  title={Embryo-fetal development studies with the dietary supplement vinpocetine in the rat and rabbit.},
  author={Natasha R. Catlin and Suramya Waidyanatha and Eve Mylchreest and Lutfiya Miller-Pinsler and Helen C. Cunny and Paul M. D. Foster and Vicki Sutherland and Barry S McIntyre},
  journal={Birth defects research},
  volume={110 10},
Dietary supplement and natural product use is increasing within the United States, resulting in growing concern for exposure in vulnerable populations, including young adults and women of child-bearing potential. Vinpocetine is a semisynthetic derivative of the Vinca minor extract, vincamine. Human exposure to vinpocetine occurs through its use as a dietary supplement for its purported nootropic and neuroprotective effects. To investigate the effects of vinpocetine on embryo-fetal development… Expand
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