Syndrome, fetal alcohol (FAS)
The sum total of a person’s problems caused by maternal alcohol intake during pregnancy.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • 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 — 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 Spectrum Disorder — Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) describes a continuum of permanent birth defects caused by maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy, which includes, but is not limited to Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS).Astley, S.J. (2004).… …   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 Spectrum Disorder — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 Q86.0 Alkohol Embryopathie (mit Dysmorphien) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fetal alcohol effects (FAE) — A softer diagnosis than fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). The diagnosis of possible FAE is considered when: 1. The person has some signs of FAS; 2. The person does not meet all of the necessary criteria for FAS; and 3. There is a history of alcohol… …   Medical 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

  • 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… …   Medical dictionary

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