FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME (FAS)

a condition associated with extreme maternal alcohol intake during pregnancy. It shows a low birth weight and retarded growth, craniofacial anomalies and neurobehavioral problems. Children showing some features of this syndrome are described as having FAS.

FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME (FAS): "Foetal alcohol syndrome occurs when the pregnant mother abuses alcohol."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME (FAS)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fetal-alcohol-syndrome-fas/ (accessed August 20, 2019).
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