Teratology Studies is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online-only journal publishing researches about the whole field of birth defects and abnormalities of physiological development. The primary intent of the journal will be to rapidly publish clinically relevant information that will directly improve the care of patients. Basic science and experimental studies of interest to those treating disorders will also be considered for publication when relevant. Our journal publishes Editorials, Original Articles, Review Articles, Case Reports and Letters to the Editor.
Teratology is the study of abnormalities of physiological development. It is often thought of as the study of birth defects, but it is much broader than that, taking in other developmental stages, such as puberty; and other life forms, such as plants.
The term stems from the Greek τέρᾰς (téras, genitive τέρᾰτος- tératos), meaning monster, or marvel and λόγος - lógos, meaning speech or, more loosely, the study of.
As early as the 17th century, Teratology referred to a discourse on prodigies and marvels of anything so extraordinary as to seem abnormal. In the 19th century, it acquired a meaning more closely related to biological deformities, mostly in the field of botany. Currently, its most instrumental meaning is that of the medical study of teratogenesis, congenital malformations or individuals with significant malformations. There are many pejorative terms that have historically been used to describe individuals with significant physical malformations. The term was popularized in the 1960s by Dr. David W. Smith of the University of Washington Medical School, one of the researchers who became known in 1973 for the discovery of Fetal alcohol syndrome. With greater understanding of the origins of birth defects, the field of teratology now overlaps with other fields of basic science, including developmental biology, embryology, and genetics.[Source: Wikipedia]
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