UNIT 13.1 Overview of Teratology

  1. Carole A. Kimmel

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471140856.tx1301s06

Current Protocols in Toxicology

Current Protocols in Toxicology

How to Cite

Kimmel, C. A. 2001. Overview of Teratology. Current Protocols in Toxicology. 6:13.1:13.1.1–13.1.8.

Author Information

  1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: NOV 2000


Teratology is the study of developmental processes to understand the causes and mechanisms of abnormal developmental outcomes. This unit provides an explanation of the basic principles of the field as a context for the more specialized protocol units to follow in the chapter.