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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Americans started hearing about the dangers of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) beginning in the 1980s.
Smith, and their colleagues first described fetal alcohol syndrome.
Also contact the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (nofas.
When the diagnosis of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) was new in the medical literature in the mid-1970s, the link between alcohol use during pregnancy and FAS seemed simple.
Daughter, Liz Kulp, shares private diary entries that express her personal feelings of what it's like to live with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in her book, The Best I Can Be Living With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects.
of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Team at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in an interview.
The fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) has huge social and economic implications for South African society.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Treatment and Education Centre Inc.
Congress needs to do more to combat the rising number of women who continue to drink while pregnant, according to the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS).
In addition to Peter, Gail adopted two other children - Michael, who is autistic, and Mera, who is dyslexic and was born with fetal alcohol syndrome.
Different neural patterns have been observed in childhood ailments such as autism and fetal alcohol syndrome, which also include attention and behavior problems.
Many of the people hanging around outside the church and in the woods suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome, Mr.

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