fetal alcohol syndromefetal alcohol syndrome
a condition affecting infants, characterized variously by intellectual disability, heart defects, physical malformations, etc. and caused by excessive consumption of alcohol by the mother during pregnancy: also called, in less severe cases, fetal alcohol effect
fetal alcohol syndrome
A group of abnormalities occurring in an infant as a result of excessive alcohol consumption by a woman during pregnancy, including growth retardation, cranial, facial, or neural abnormalities, and developmental disabilities.