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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Recent Examples on the Web And doing nothing, Matt said, flushing red, to remedy the fact that South Africa had the highest rate of fetal alcohol syndrome in the world. Hedley Twidle, Harper's Magazine, 23 Nov. 2021 His attorney, Jeremy Weis, said Johnson also was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and lost about one-fifth of his brain tissue when a benign tumor was removed in 2008. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 7 Oct. 2021 Weis said Johnson also was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and lost about one-fifth of his brain tissue when a benign tumor was removed in 2008. Jim Salter, ajc, 5 Oct. 2021 Attorney Jeremy Weis said Johnson was born with fetal alcohol syndrome and also lost one-fifth of his brain tissue with the removal of a benign tumor in 2008. NBC News, 7 May 2021 Alex suffered from complications related to fetal alcohol syndrome and, Shaikh told me, was spending around eighteen hours a day on the internet. James Harkin, Harper's Magazine, 27 Apr. 2021 In Detroit, Vanessa Burch, 62, is raising her grandnieces and nephews — five children, ages 4 to 14, who came to her with special needs due to fetal alcohol syndrome and a history of trauma. NBC News, 15 Dec. 2020 Born with fetal alcohol syndrome and cerebral palsy, Dunn was adopted at 5 months old by her teacher mother. CBS News, 24 July 2020 Because of childhood neglect, Warner said, Dale suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome and reactive attachment disorder. Special To The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 7 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of fetal alcohol syndrome

1973, in the meaning defined above

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18 Dec 2021

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“Fetal alcohol syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fetal%20alcohol%20syndrome. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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fetal alcohol syndrome

noun

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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