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

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(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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The most serious adverse consequence of prenatal alcohol exposure is fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), which has an estimated prevalence that ranges from 0.
An objective, quantitative approach to identifying the facial dysmorphology associated with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) would assist screening and surveillance efforts.
It wants the State to resource studies into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders as part of a wider research initiative into kids affected by parental alcohol problems.
One of the potential consequences of substance abuse is fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
The result of this early exposure to alcohol may lead to a range of negative outcomes referred to as either fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), alcohol related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND), or alcohol related birth defects (ARBD) (Goodlett 2005, Kvigne 2004, Welch-Carre 2005).
In this book, international researchers review the latest work on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and present current research on acute and chronic effects of alcohol on cognitive function in adults.
Our FAScinating Journey, Keys to Brain Potential Along the Path of Prenatal Brain Injury is the continuation of Liz Kulp's book, The Best I Can Be Living with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Effects.
A University of Alaska Anchorage's Arctic Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Regional Training Center received a three-year, $1 million Centers for Disease Control grant to train health care professionals and students about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Keywords: intellectual disability, prenatal alcohol exposure, child psychopathology, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, fetal alcohol syndrome, psychiatric disorder
uk - and search for 'Pregnancy Book'; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Aware UK - www.
Fetal alcohol syndrome is more common than we think and the evidence is visible, such as low birthweights and odd-shaped faces.

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