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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)

Clinical Definition Fetal alcohol syndrome, or FAS, is a collection of congenital defects, such as ventricular septal defect or atrial septal defect, facial abnormalities and other developmental problems caused by exposure of the fetus to alcohol during pregnancy. Alcohol consumption during the first trimester is most hazardous. In Our Own Words Fetal alcohol syndrome, or

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