FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome)
The sum total of the damage done to the child before birth as a result of the mother drinking alcohol during pregnancy. FAS always involves brain damage, impaired growth, and head and face abnormalities. No amount of alcohol has been proven safe during pregnancy. Women who are

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  • FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) diagnosis — To establish the diagnosis of FAS, the following signs must be present: 1. Small size and weight before and after birth (pre and postnatal growth retardation); 2. Brain involvement with evidence for delay in development, intellectual impairment,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fetal alcohol syndrome — (FAS) is a disorder of permanent birth defects that occurs in the offspring of women who drink alcohol during pregnancy. It is unknown whether amount, frequency or timing of alcohol consumption during pregnancy causes a difference in degree of… …   Wikipedia

  • fetal alcohol syndrome — n a highly variable group of birth defects including mental retardation, deficient growth, central nervous system dysfunction, and malformations of the skull and face that tend to occur in the offspring of women who consume large amounts of… …   Medical dictionary

  • fetal alcohol syndrome — a variable cluster of birth defects that may include facial abnormalities, growth deficiency, mental retardation, and other impairments, caused by the mother s consumption of alcohol during pregnancy. Abbr.: FAS [1975 80] * * * ▪ pathology… …   Universalium

  • Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) — The sum total of the damage done to the child before birth as a result of the mother drinking alcohol during pregnancy. FAS always involves brain damage, impaired growth, and head and face abnormalities. No amount of alcohol has been proven safe… …   Medical dictionary

  • fetal alcohol syndrome — noun a congenital medical condition in which body deformation occurs or facial development or mental ability is impaired because the mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy • Syn: ↑FAS • Hypernyms: ↑syndrome * * * ˌfetal ˈalcohol syndrome 7 [fetal …   Useful english dictionary

  • fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) — Various congenital disorders in a newborn caused by heavy drinking of alcohol by the mother around conception or during pregnancy. The main symptoms are retarded growth, central nervous system abnormalities, and certain face and head… …   Universalium

  • Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) diagnosis — To establish the diagnosis of FAS, the following signs must be present: 1. Small size and weight before and after birth (pre and postnatal growth retardation); 2. Brain involvement with evidence for delay in development, intellectual impairment,… …   Medical dictionary

  • fetal alcohol syndrome — fe′tal al′cohol syn drome n. med pat a variable cluster of birth defects caused by the mother s consumption of alcohol during pregnancy Abbr.: FAS • Etymology: 1975–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • Baby, fetal alcohol syndrome — Alcohol is capable of causing birth defects. FAS (fetal alcohol syndrome) always involves brain damage. and impaired growth. FAS also always involves head and face abnormalities. No amount of alcohol has been proven safe during pregnancy. Women… …   Medical dictionary

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