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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Understanding the Occurrence of Secondary Disabilities in Clients with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE).
In 2003, the National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect (NTF FAS/FAE), a Federal advisory committee with membership from across several Federal health agencies and the public, developed guidelines for the diagnosis of FAS.
The lasting impact of fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effect on children and adolescents.
Mental illness in adults with fetal alcohol syndrome or fetal alcohol effects.
The purpose of this pilot study, therefore, was to determine if a multimedia presentation by peers and college students about Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and other drug-related effects on the child during pregnancy would significantly change male and female middle school and high school students' knowledge of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects.
The behavioral and cognitive defects in children with fetal alcohol effects may be partly due to genetic psychiatric disorders, researchers reported in a poster presentation at a meeting sponsored by the American College of Medical Genetics.
The reality of fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effects should also be a wake-up call, he suggested.
One in 100 children in America has fetal alcohol effects, a milder form of the condition but which is more likely to go undiagnosed.

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