Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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Synonyms of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Alcohol, Fetal Effects of
- Alcoholic Embryopathy
- Alcohol-Related Birth Defects
- No subdivisions found.
Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a characteristic pattern of mental and physical birth defects that results due to maternal use of alcohol during pregnancy. The range and severity of associated abnormalities may vary greatly from case to case. However, characteristic features may include growth delays before and after birth (prenatal and postnatal growth retardation); malformations of the skull and facial (craniofacial) region; brain abnormalities; and/or additional physical findings. FAS may also be associated with varying degrees of mental retardation, learning abnormalities, and/or behavioral problems that, in some cases, may occur in the absence of obvious physical abnormalities.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Resources
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