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).
The term suspected "fetal alcohol effects" (FAE) was introduced in 1978 as a label for the negative outcomes of alcohol exposure during pregnancy that failed to meet all the criteria for FAS (Clarren and Smith 1978).
Risk factors for adverse life outcomes in fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effects. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 25, no.
Mental illness in adults with fetal alcohol syndrome or fetal alcohol effects. Am J Psychiatry 1998;155:552-554.
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.
(5) This umbrella term includes medical diagnoses such as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND) as well as older terms such as fetal alcohol effects and newer terms (eg, neurobehavioral disorder, alcohol exposed).
Streissguth and colleagues (1996) found that having the diagnosis of the full FAS (versus other fetal alcohol effects) was in fact a protective factor against the secondary disabilities listed above.
(6) Health Canada, Joint Statement: Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE) in Canada (Ottawa: Health Canada, 1996) [Health Canada, Joint Statement].
"We diagnose a lot of fetal alcohol effects and sensory integration problems at this stage," Dr.
-- 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.

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