fetal alcohol syndrome

noun
Updated on: 20 Mar 2018

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

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1973

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fetal alcohol syndrome

noun

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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