Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
"Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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An umbrella term used to describe a pattern of disabilities and abnormalities that result from fetal exposure to ETHANOL during pregnancy. It encompasses a phenotypic range that can vary greatly between individuals, but reliably includes one or more of the following: characteristic facial dysmorphism, FETAL GROWTH RETARDATION, central nervous system abnormalities, cognitive and/or behavioral dysfunction, BIRTH DEFECTS. The level of maternal alcohol consumption does not necessarily correlate directly with disease severity.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders".
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