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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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A Manual on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome with Special Reference to American Indians, 2nd Ed.
Over the almost 40 years since fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) was first described as a clinical diagnosis by Jones and Smith (Jones et al.
Infant mice that had been exposed to alcohol in the womb also showed some symptoms of human fetal alcohol syndrome, such as a lower body weight and smaller skulls.
I came across an article on the life expectancy of individuals afflicted with fetal alcohol syndrome in the Journal of Population Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology (2016;23[1]:e53-9).
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a leading form of neurodevelopmental delay in Canada, affecting an estimated 3000 babies per year (9 out of 1000 births).
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.
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is is the leading known cause of intellectual disability in the Western world, they say, and is 100% preventable.
More than 86% of foster and adopted youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder were either not diagnosed or had been misdiagnosed, as the disorder is often mistaken for behavioral issues such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, 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 syndrome is now thought to be a spectrum disorder due to the range of outcomes from alcohol exposure during pregnancy.

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