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

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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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) check your local phone book for listings in your area Internet address: http://www.aa.org National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence 20 Exchange Place Suite 2902 New York, NY 10005-3201 (800) 622-2255 Internet address: http://www.ncadd.org National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 6000 Executive Boulevard, Suite 409 Bethesda, MD 20892-7003 (301) 443-3860 Internet address: http://www.niaaa.nih.gov National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 216 G Street, NE, Suite 750 Washington, DC 20002 (800) 66-NOFAS Internet address: http://www.nofas.org Updated: November 2001
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