fetal alcohol effects

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Related to fetal alcohol effects: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

fe·tal al·co·hol ef·fects

(FAE) (fētăl alkŏ-hol e-fekts)
Alterations in growth and mental development resulting in behavioral and learning difficulties; observed in children of mothers with a history of moderate alcohol consumption throughout pregnancy.

fe·tal al·co·hol ef·fects

(FAE) (fētăl alkŏ-hol e-fekts)
Physical appearance of the child of a mother with alcoholism who does not meet all the criteria for fetal alcohol syndrome (q.v.).
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Researchers at Spectrum and DeVos Children's Hospital, also in Grand Rapids, found that 95% of children thought to have fetal alcohol effects also had psychiatric or behavioral disorders and that 89% had a first-degree relative with a psychiatric or behavioral disorder.
The researchers studied 38 males and 23 females ranging in age from 12 to 40 diagnosis before age 12; the other 18 had prior diagnoses of "possible fetal alcohol effects.
It therefore is likely that malnutrition can worsen fetal alcohol effects.
In a long-term study of 415 patients born with fetal alcohol syndrome or fetal alcohol effects, Dr.
Possible fetal alcohol effects (FAE) indicates that alcohol is being considered as one of the possible causes of a child's birth defects.
Miller says it suggests that similar developmental defects in the brains of human fetuses probably underlie the symptoms in children with fetal alcohol effects.
Terms used to describe individuals within the overarching category have included FAS, partial FAS (pFAS), alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND), fetal alcohol effects (FAE), and alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD) (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2009 b).

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