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Exp Pathol. 1988;33(2):65-73.

Embryopathic risks of cigarette smoking.

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Department of Anatomy, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.

Abstract

Cigarette smoking has been associated with infertility, a higher frequency of spontaneous abortions, intrauterine growth retardation and an increased incidence of birth defects. Nicotine is the major pharmacological component of cigarette smoke. Its potential reproductive and teratological risks are critically reviewed.

PMID:
3294027
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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