fetal alcohol syndrome

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fetal alcohol syndrome

n. Abbr. FAS
A group of abnormalities occurring in an infant as a result of excessive alcohol consumption by a woman during pregnancy, including growth retardation, cranial, facial, or neural abnormalities, and developmental disabilities.

fetal alcohol syndrome

n
(Medicine) a condition in newborn babies caused by excessive intake of alcohol by the mother during pregnancy: characterized by various defects including mental retardation

fe′tal al′cohol syn`drome


n.
a variable cluster of birth defects caused by the mother's consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Abbr.: FAS
[1975–80]
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Noun1.fetal alcohol syndrome - a congenital medical condition in which body deformation occurs or facial development or mental ability is impaired because the mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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poisoning in 2016/17 people admitted to five years ago There were six admissions of Welsh residents to hospital in 2016/17 where a diagnosis of foetal alcohol syndrome was recorded - caused by excessive drinking during pregnancy.
A BOY born with foetal alcohol syndrome has found himself at the centre of a legal row after his adoptive parents said they were struggling cope.
A MUM whose adopted daughter lives each day with the effects of foetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) has warned about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy.
Voice and Influence Award - Maria Catterick for her work in raising the issue of foetal alcohol syndrome both locally and nationally, even taking it to Parliament.
TEENAGER Niamh Brown will never be able to live independently after being born with Foetal Alcohol Syndrome.
But diagnosed cases of foetal alcohol syndrome have tripled since records of it were begun 16 years ago.
Sixty-eight children under 12 months old were admitted with foetal alcohol syndrome last year compared with 34 during the year before.
Turning to Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), she stated that even within the disability sector, prevention is a key weapon to reduce the burden of disease: "The Western Cape and the Northern Cape have the highest incidences of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome in the world.
The training programme will be run by the National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS).
Although the numbers remain small, the sharp rise in cases of foetal alcohol syndrome has been met with concern by experts.
It changed their social skills, which resemble what you find in mild foetal alcohol syndrome in humans," he added.
For a baby to develop Foetal Alcohol Syndrome a women would have to drink quite a substantial amount of alcohol.