BEHAVIORAL TERATOLOGY

n. the study of abnormal or impaired behavior due to physiological birth defects. These impairments in behavior are said to have been caused by exposure to teratogens during the embryonic or fetal stage.

BEHAVIORAL TERATOLOGY: "In line with behavioral teratology, teratogens are harmful agents which may compromise an otherwise healthy pregnancy and result in birth defects."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL TERATOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-teratology/ (accessed June 4, 2020).
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