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A birth defect caused by ingestion of alcohol by a pregnant woman.
Fetal alcohol syndrome
Babies born to alcoholic women are typically what?
Smaller and develop more slowly
Fetal alcohol syndrome is characterized by what?
Abnormal brain development and deficient brain development.
Does a woman need to be an alcoholic to impair the development of her offspring?
No, a single binge during a critical period of development could damage the baby.
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