fetal tobacco syndrome

fetal tobacco syndrome

Neonatology A malformation complex affecting infants born to ♀ smoking ≥ 1 pack of cigarettes/day during pregnancy; FTS neonates are 200 g lighter, infant mortality is ↑ by 40%; smoking is indirectly responsible for 4000 excess infant deaths, in the form of ↑ spontaneous abortion, fetal wastage, perinatal mortality, SIDS; children with FTS have impaired cognitive and emotional development. See Fetal alcohol syndrome, Passive smoking, Smoking.
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