Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/121840
Author(s): Félix, L
Coimbra, AM
Valentim, AM
Antunes, L
Title: Review on the use of zebrafish embryos to study the effects of anesthetics during early development
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Issue Date: 2019-07-17
Abstract: Over the years, the potential toxicity of anesthetics has raised serious concerns about its safe use during pregnancy. As evidence emerged from research in animal models, showing that some anesthetic drugs are potential teratogenic, the determination of the risk of exposures to anesthetic drugs at early life stages became mandatory. However, due to inaccessibility and ethical constrains related to experimental conditions, the use of early life stages in mammalian models is limited. In this regard, some animal and nonanimal models have been suggested to surpass mammalian use in experimentation. Among them, the zebrafish embryo test has been recognized as a promising alternative in toxicology research, as well as an inexpensive and practical test. Substantial information collected from developmental research following compounds exposure, has contributed to the application of zebrafish assays in research, although only a few studies have focused on the use of early life stages of zebrafish to evaluate the developmental effects of anesthetics. Based on the recent advances of science and technology, there is a clear potential for zebrafish early life stages to provide new insights into anesthetics teratogenicity. This review provides an overview of recent anesthesia research using zebrafish embryos, demonstrating its usefulness to the anesthesia field, discussing the recent findings on various aspects related to the effects of anesthetics during early life development and the strengths and limitations of this model system.
Subject: Anesthetics
Development
Embryogenesis
Teratogen
Zebrafish
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/121840
Series: Critical reviews in toxicology, 1-14
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/COMPETE/131642/PT
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: embargoedAccess
Embargo End Date: 2020-07-17
Appears in Collections:I3S - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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