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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For the first time, the guidelines describe other facial changes common in FASD that can be used to diagnose partial fetal alcohol syndrome, including a flat nasal bridge, epicanthal folds, and other signs.
These four categories, which were created by the Institute of Medicine in 1996, are fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), which applies to the most severely affected children; partial FAS (PFAS), which applies to children who display some, but not all, of the full spectrum of FAS characteristics; alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND), which applies to children who have no physical signs of FAS but do display cognitive or behavioral impairment; and alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD), which applies to children with no FAS symptoms aside from a physical malformation brought on by prenatal alcohol consumption.
Interruption of key signaling molecules required for correct development of the fetal brain have been implicated in fetal alcohol syndrome.
Sites used the standardized, multiple-source methodology developed by the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Surveillance Network (2) that relied on passive reporting and active review of records from various sources to identify children with suspected FAS.
Health professionals' knowledge, practice and opinions about fetal alcohol syndrome and alcohol consumption in pregnancy.
The search was conducted using multiple combinations of the following key words: fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, partial fetal alcohol syndrome, fetal alcohol effects, alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder, alcohol-related birth defects, prenatal alcohol exposure, law enforcement, criminal justice system, correction(s), jail, prison, incarceration, imprisoned, prevalence, incidence, occurrence, frequency.
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.
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the most severe form of a broad range of structural anomalies and neurocognitive and behavioural disabilities, known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), resulting from the exposure of the developing fetus to alcohol.
You can locate the nearest FAS evaluation team and other resources for providers and families on the National and State Resource Directory for the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
She focuses on alcoholism as a disease and covers the origins and history of alcohol and alcoholism, the discovery of alcoholism, biological aspects, signs and symptoms of abuse, current diagnostic and treatment methods, and related problems like domestic abuse, fetal alcohol syndrome, drunk driving, and suicide, in addition to new directions in research, awareness, treatment, and prevention.
It connects men from the community with other First Nation fathers to help them understand how to deal with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder, addictions overall, and develop positive parenting skills.
Her openness, honest views and private thoughts lift audiences of all ages to a new place of understanding, compassion and awareness of what Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is.

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