Birth defects That May Be Caused By Side Effects Of Defective Drugs
Birth defects are structural or functional abnormalities that are present at birth and mental or physical disabilities. Some birth defects may also be fatal. Currently, birth defects are the leading cause of death for infants during the first year of life.
There are two main types of birth defects: structural birth defects and functional/developmental birth defects.
Structural birth defects are related to a problem with physical body parts. Some physical problems include cleft lip or cleft palate, heart defects, such as missing or misshaped valves, and abnormal limbs, such as a club foot. They also may include neural tube defects, such as spina bifida, problems that are related to the growth and development of the brain and spinal cord.
Functional birth defects are related to problems with how a body part or body system functions. These problems often lead to developmental disabilities and can include problems with Nervous system or brain problems, learning disabilities, mental impairment, behavioral disorders, sensory problems, metabolic disorders, and degenerative disorders.
Below is a list of birth defects that may be caused by defective drugs.