Definition of fetal alcohol syndrome in English:
noun[mass noun] Medicine
A congenital syndrome associated with excessive consumption of alcohol by the mother during pregnancy, and characterized by retardation of mental development and of physical growth, particularly of the skull and face.
- Also avoid alcohol during pregnancy because babies with fetal alcohol syndrome often have congenital heart defects.
- Excessive alcohol use during pregnancy can cause fetal alcohol syndrome, a constellation of growth retardation, facial deformities, and central nervous system dysfunction.
- Adverse effects for children of women who use alcohol and tobacco include fetal alcohol syndrome, birth defects, growth deficits, developmental disabilities, and learning disorders.
Definition of fetal alcohol syndrome in:
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