Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), also called fetal alcohol exposure (FAE), is a term used to describe a range of mild to severe problems that a growing fetus can develop if the mother drinks alcohol while she is pregnant. These problems include certain facial features, such as a small face or narrow eyes; slowed growth; birth defects; and learning and behavior problems.
The type and severity of effects from FASD depends on:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Ernest L. Abel, PhD - Reproductive Toxicology|
|Current as of||February 20, 2013|
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