Originally titled "Handbook of Developmental Toxicology," this updated and completely revised edition is a guide for developmental and reproductive toxicologists. New chapters cover genomics/preteomics, endocrine disruptors, testing for male reproductive toxicity, and testing for female reproductive toxicity. It contains insights gained from hands-on experience and gathers information scattered throughout the literature into one reference.
Completely revised and updated, Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology: A Practical Approach, Second Edition draws together valuable information typically scattered throughout the literature, plus some not previously published, into one complete resource. In addition to the traditional aspects of developmental toxicity testing, the book covers evaluating and interpreting data. Originally titled Handbook of Developmental Toxicology, the second edition's new name reflects significant changes in its content and scope. New coverage in the Second Edition: -Genomics and proteomics -Tests for endocrine disruptors -Testing for male and female reproductive toxicity -Extensive treatment of the significance, reliability, and interpretation of developmental and reproductive toxicity data -Toxicity testing in neonatal and juvenile animals -Postnatal developmental milestones -FDA perspective on risk assessment -Extensive glossaries of developmental defect terminology Previous books on this subject have largely been academically oriented and not intended to guide the practicing developmental or reproductive toxicologist. Useful and informative, this book blends the theoretical foundation with insights gained from hands-on experience. It includes tables of comparative developmental milestones - both pre- and postnatal, glossaries of descriptive terms used in developmental toxicity evaluation, and both US and international regulatory guidelines. Bridging the gap between theory and application, this is a handy single-source of essential information to use in planning, conducting, and interpreting studies.