n. the acute, adverse effects of exposure to toxic substances. As to the severity of the condition, toxic substances such as strong chemicals and psychotropics drugs do enter the maternal environment. They affect the developing individual and result in behavioral abnormalities.

BEHAVIORAL TOXICITY: "Behavioral toxicity explains how the maternal use of sedatives and other mood-altering drugs could possible impair the mental and psychomotor development of a baby."
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