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How do predisposing factors such as variations in health, gender, and age affect the response of a population to a toxicant?

Topic

Biological information

Framing Question

How do predisposing factors such as variations in health, gender, and age affect the response of a population to a toxicant?

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how endocrine disruptors affect the development and function of the reproductive system.
  • Describe how partial agonists such as tamoxifen function
  • to block hormone signaling pathways.
  • Describe the effects of sex hormones on adolescents and adults.
  • Relate the sequence of human development to time periods in which teratogen exposure results in developmental toxicity.
  • Explain why children may be more susceptible to toxicants than adults.
  • Describe the effect of pregnancy on susceptibility of females to toxicants.
  • Explain how epigenetic mechanisms can play a role in DNA gene expression and
  • carcinogenesis.

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