fetal alcohol syndrome

noun

Definition of fetal alcohol syndrome

: a highly variable group of birth defects including intellectual disability, 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

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Two years later, Mason was born with multiple birth defects, including fetal alcohol syndrome. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Michigan Couple Adopts 6 Siblings, Keeping the Kids Together: 'There's Never a Dull Moment'," 8 Aug. 2019 In a lifelong career, Bell studied the impact of violence, childhood trauma and fetal alcohol syndrome, among other topics. Jessica Villagomez, chicagotribune.com, "Psychiatrist Carl Bell dies at 71: 'He really felt for the patients he dealt with’," 4 Aug. 2019 The implication is that disorders like fetal alcohol syndrome and other birth defects could eventually be reversible in humans. Sally Adee, Quartz, "Our bodies are full of electricity that could help us fight cancer," 30 May 2019 Calamity and Indianness are indeed inseparable, the novel suggests; the droopy features of an Indian child who is born with fetal alcohol syndrome provide an affecting opening image. The Economist, "Tommy Orange’s debut novel is a work of defiance and recovery," 5 July 2018 That being said, the judges didn’t address the arguments about Brown’s fetal alcohol syndrome. Breanna Edwards, The Root, "Cyntoia Brown’s Life Sentence Brings Tennessee Sentencing Laws Under Scrutiny," 14 June 2018 Cindy was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and has physical and mental disabilities. Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Better Angels: One of Milwaukee's most decorated athletes is still on the field," 2 May 2018 He was born with fetal alcohol syndrome in March of 1962 to a mother who stripped at a local bar and a father who suffered from PTSD. Special To The Oregonian, OregonLive.com, "In the crosshairs of conscience: John Kitzhaber's death penalty reckoning," 5 May 2018 Mead in particular helped spark Dr. Brazelton’s cross-cultural interest in babies and families, and in troublesome health issues such as fetal alcohol syndrome. Joseph P. Kahn, BostonGlobe.com, "Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, child care expert and pediatrician; at 99," 13 Mar. 2018

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fetal alcohol syndrome

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Medical Definition of fetal alcohol syndrome

: a highly variable group of birth defects including intellectual disability, 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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