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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Tree Number(s)
C12.050.703.277.220
C16.300.070
C25.775.100.087.323
Unique ID
D063647
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D063647
Scope Note
An umbrella term used to describe a pattern of disabilities and abnormalities that result from fetal exposure to ETHANOL during pregnancy. It encompasses a phenotypic range that can vary greatly between individuals, but reliably includes one or more of the following: characteristic facial dysmorphism, FETAL GROWTH RETARDATION, central nervous system abnormalities, cognitive and/or behavioral dysfunction, BIRTH DEFECTS. The level of maternal alcohol consumption does not necessarily correlate directly with disease severity.
Entry Term(s)
Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder
Alcohol-Related Birth Defects
FAE (Fetal Alcohol Effects)
FASD
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Growth Retardation, Facial Abnormalities, and Central Nervous System Dysfunction
Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
NLM Classification #
WQ 211
Previous Indexing
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (1979-2013)
See Also
Alcoholism
Public MeSH Note
2014; Fetal Alcohol Syndrome was a descriptor 1979-2013
History Note
2014
Date Established
2014/01/01
Date of Entry
2013/07/08
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Preferred
Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Narrower
Alcohol-Related Birth Defects Narrower
Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder Narrower
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Narrower
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