The effects of alcohol and illicit drugs on the human embryo and fetus.

@article{Ornoy2002TheEO,
  title={The effects of alcohol and illicit drugs on the human embryo and fetus.},
  author={Asher Ornoy},
  journal={The Israel journal of psychiatry and related sciences},
  year={2002},
  volume={39 2},
  pages={
          120-32
        }
}
  • Asher Ornoy
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    The Israel journal of psychiatry and related…
    2002
Women at childbearing age often use alcohol and various illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin. These agents pass through the human placenta and may affect the developing embryo and fetus. Indeed, large amounts of alcohol ingested by the pregnant woman may produce a specific syndrome manifested by prenatal and postnatal growth retardation, a variety of facial dysmorphic features and mental retardation. Ingestion of smaller amounts of alcohol will produce the fetal alcohol effects with only… CONTINUE READING

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