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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Anyone who has been following my commentaries in CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY NEWS will know that I have become interested in an invisible public health problem of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, which are being proposed as a new diagnosis of neurobehavioral disorder associated with prenatal alcohol exposure (ND-PAE) in the DSM-5.
A bio-social and ethical framework for understanding fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
In the United States, doctors have long warned that drinking any alcohol while pregnant can come with serious medical risks, such as the possibility of miscarriage, stillbirth, or physical and behavioral problems in the baby, known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is 100% preventable.
One of the most challenging elements in making a diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders is obtaining a thorough history of the mother's drinking during pregnancy.
THESE UPDATED DIAGNOSTIC guidelines for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are being published and made available to clinicians at a very important time in the history of research on this disorder.
Approaching the prevalence of the full spectrum of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in a South African population-based study.
women aged 15-44 years risk conceiving children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders by using alcohol but not birth control, a study showed.
Prenatal alcohol exposure can cause a number of physical, behavioral, cognitive, and neural impairments, collectively known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a vibrant area of research.
In 2014, CDC funded six Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Practice and Implementation Centers.
Posteriormente, em 1996, o Instituto de Medicina (IOM) sugeriu que o termo "Efeitos do Alcool" fosse substituido pelo termo "Transtorno do Espectro Alcoolico Fetal (TEAF)", do ingles Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), propondo a existencia de subfenotipos relacionados ao efeito do alcool na gestacao, sendo o fenotipo mais grave o que expressava a triade de manifestacoes da SAF [5].

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