The Second Edition of this highly regarded work provides a state-of-the-art review of developmental toxicology from basic science, clinical, epidemiological, and regulatory perspectives. This new edition highlights the latest approaches to understanding the mechanisms of developmental toxicity, testing pharmaceutical and environmental agents, and interpreting developmental toxicity data.; The contributors demonstrate how new information on molecular embryology and cell biology is being applied to problems in developmental toxicology. Chapters describe the effects of toxic exposure on the functional development of various organs, examine the relationship between maternal and developmental toxicity, and discuss current techniques for studying chemical disposition, metabolism, and placental transfer. Close attention is given to the use of mathematical and statistical techniques in data interpretation, as well as to the regulatory aspects of testing and risk assessment. Other chapters focus on pre- and post conceptional clinical care and on genetic factors in clinical developmental toxicology.Carlon Kimmel is the author of 'Developmental Toxicology', published 1994 under ISBN 9780781701372 and ISBN 0781701376.