The effect of the time of administration of chromium trioxide on the embryotoxic response in hamsters.


Prior work has demonstrated that chromium trioxide is embryotoxic in hamsters if administered to pregnant animals early on the eighth gestation day. The major manifestations are cleft palate and an increased frequency of resorptions. In the present study a single iv dose (8 mg/kg) of chromium trioxide was injected into pregnant hamsters at 8 A.M. on either… (More)