Fetal-alcohol-syndrome definition

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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.
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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.
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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.
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A syndrome of congenital defects caused by maternal alcohol abuse during pregnancy and characterized by any of various abnormalities, including growth and mental retardation, cranial and facial malformations, and cardiac defects.
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(medicine) Any of a spectrum of birth defects that result from excessive alcohol consumption by the mother during pregnancy.
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Alternative Form of fetal-alcohol-syndrome - foetal-alcohol-syndrome

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Noun

Singular:
fetal-alcohol-syndrome
Plural:
fetal alcohol syndromes