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Definition of Teratogen, warfarin as

Teratogen, warfarin as:

The anticoagulant warfarin (COUMADIN) is a known teratogen, an agent that can disturb the development of the embryo and fetus and lead to birth defects.

Warfarin taken by a woman during pregnancy can cause bleeding into the baby's brain (cerebral hemorrhage), underdevelopment (hypoplasia) of the baby's nose and stippling of the ends (the epiphyses) of the baby's long bones.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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