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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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a vibrant area of research.
They do not have statistics for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Consumption of alcohol during pregnancy is extremely harmful as it can lead to abnormalities in the fetus in the form of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) or other fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) that lead to neurodevelopmental deficits and disabilities (Riley, Infante, & Warren, 2011).
of Hamburg, Germany), Blackburn, and Egerton bring together 24 chapters that take an interdisciplinary perspective on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and the less severe fetal consequences of maternal drinking, collectively described as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) than FAS/partial FAS (PFAS), are endemic in impoverished communities of the Western and the Northern Cape provinces of South Africa (SA).
Alcohol exposure of the developing embryo and fetus in utero can have a wide range of detrimental effects collectively referred to as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
Scientists have identified a molecular signaling pathway that plays an important role in the development of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders or FASD is an umbrella term used to describe adverse health effects that can occur in an individual whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy.
Even in small amounts, drinking during pregnancy can cause an array of physical and mental problems called fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can lead to a range of developmental disorders and birth defects, referred to collectively as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
The Arc advocates for and serves people with I/DD, including Down syndrome, autism, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses.

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