fetal alcohol syndrome


fetal alcohol syndrome

noun

Definition of FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME

:  a highly variable group of birth defects including mental retardation, deficient growth, and malformations of the skull and face that tend to occur in the offspring of women who consume large amounts of alcohol during pregnancy

First Known Use of FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME

1974

fetal alcohol syndrome

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME

: 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 alcohol during pregnancy—abbreviation FAS

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