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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Rebecca Frey in the Encyclopedia of Diseases and Disorders, defines Fetal Alcohol Syndrom as "the most severe form of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD. It is characterized by abnormalities in facial features, slowed growth, and abnormalities in the structure and functioning of the brain and spinal cord."

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These websites have been preselected for you.  They are from reputable and reliable sources.  If you are using websites that you found on your own, please be sure that they are from reliable sources and provide accurate information.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrom:  From WebMD.  WebMD offers credible and in-depth medical news, features, reference material, and online community programs.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders:  Facts about FASD from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome:  Detailed information on the syndrome from the Mayo Clinic, a renowned medical organization committed to research and education.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome:  An article from Medline Plus, which is accredited by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome:  Fact Sheet, resources and more, from the Official Organization whose mission is to educate the public about FAS and to provide resources for families effected by it.