fetal alcohol syndrome

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a congenital medical condition in which body deformation occurs or facial development or mental ability is impaired because the mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy


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The search was conducted using multiple combinations of the following key words: fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, fetal alcohol syndrome, partial fetal alcohol syndrome, fetal alcohol effects, alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder, alcohol-related birth defects, prenatal alcohol exposure, law enforcement, criminal justice system, correction(s), jail, prison, incarceration, imprisoned, prevalence, incidence, occurrence, frequency.
The term fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is used to encompass a spectrum of effects that includes FAS towards the extreme end as well as conditions such as alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND) and alcohol-related birth defects (ARBD).
A more objective gold standard might be the actual diagnosis of FAS, partial FAS, or alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND) in affected children; however, such a gold standard would have its own methodological limitations, given that most children are not diagnosed with FASD until they start exhibiting cognitive and behavioral problems in school.
Experiments using the rat model have demonstrated the potential therapeutic value of motor-training intervention programs that can be used with children with alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder.
KEY WORDS: Maternal alcohol exposure; prenatal alcohol exposure; fetal alcohol effects; fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS); alcohol-related neurodevelopmental disorder (ARND); neocortex; neurogenesis; synaptogenesis; apoptosis; computational model; animal model; animal studies; human studies; systems biology
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