Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is an umbrella term used to describe fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and the less noticeable, but sometimes equally serious, fetal alcohol effects (FAE). FAS and FAE are permanent, and often devastating, birth-defect syndromes caused by maternal consumption of alcohol during pregnancy.
A birth defect is an abnormality of structure, function or metabolism (body chemistry) present at birth that results in physical or mental disability, or is fatal. Several thousand different birth defects have been identified. Birth defects are the leading cause of death in the first year of life.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome as related to Birth Defects
- Fetal alcohol syndrome - National Library of Medicine ...
Dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and improving the quality of life for those individuals and families affected.
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Nemours: Kids Health
Alcohol (wine, beer, or liquor) is the leading known preventable cause of developmental and physical birth defects in the United States. When a woman drinks alcohol ...
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: MedlinePlus
Fetal alcohol syndrome is the most serious type of FASD. People with fetal alcohol syndrome have facial abnormalities, ... March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation;
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In 1994 Alcohol Health & Research World ( now titled Alcohol Research & Health ) last devoted a full issue to the topic of fetal alcohol syndrome ( FAS) and ...