Teratogenic effects of a single oral administration of methylmercuric chloride in mice.

@article{Fuyuta1979TeratogenicEO,
  title={Teratogenic effects of a single oral administration of methylmercuric chloride in mice.},
  author={M Fuyuta and Toyoshi Fujimoto and E Kiyofuji},
  journal={Acta anatomica},
  year={1979},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={356-62}
}
The teratogenic effects of methylmercuric chloride (MMC) given orally as a single dose to pregnant ICR mice on day 10 of gestation were examined. The doses tested were 25, 20, 15 and 10 mg/kg. Controls received distilled water orally. Each group consisted of 20 females. Fetuses were taken on day 18 of gestation for teratological study. The number of resorbed or dead embryos was moderately increased in the 25 mg/kg group. Fetuses from dams given 25, 20 and 15 mg/kg MMC weighed significantly less… CONTINUE READING