THE NEURODEVELOPMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF PRENATAL ALCOHOL EXPOSURE

@article{WelchCarre2005THENC,
  title={THE NEURODEVELOPMENTAL CONSEQUENCES OF PRENATAL ALCOHOL EXPOSURE},
  author={Elizabeth Welch-Carre},
  journal={Advances in Neonatal Care},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={217–229}
}
  • Elizabeth Welch-Carre
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Advances in Neonatal Care
  • During pregnancy, ingestion of alcohol, a known teratogen, can cause harm to the fetus. Prenatal alcohol exposure is one of the leading causes of birth defects, developmental disorders, and mental retardation in children. The fetal central nervous system is particularly vulnerable to alcohol; this vulnerability contributes to many of the long-term disabilities and disorders seen in individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure.Diagnoses associated with prenatal alcohol exposure include fetal… CONTINUE READING
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