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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Alcohol plays a major role in society today. It is constantly being . ...... in our minds through advertisements, whether its commercials or billboards, holidays, or even just at the popular social scene. Alcohol is consumed for many purposes, such as celebrations, to increase romance, out of boredom, or a way to relax. Alcohol is a drug that is depended upon by the majority of our society. Nonetheless, alcohol has very damaging effects, not only...

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder

Topic : Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder ( FASD ) General Purpose : To Inform Specific Purpose : To inform my audience of what Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disease is. Central Idea...

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Introduction Fetal alcohol syndrome is the most common preventable form of mental retardation in the world. FAS causes a range of disorders, is found in all ethnic groups and populations and is most prevalent is impoverished communities. In South Africa, epidemiological studies have shown that rural populations in the Western Cape are particularly affected and have FAS rates exceeding those reported in other world communities. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is a series of birth defects caused by...

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Legislation

This bill would require alcohol retailers to post “a sign in a conspicuous location that bears a warning regarding the risk of consuming alcohol during pregnancy” (Virginia General Assembly, 2011, B-12). The purpose of this bill is to decrease the number of alcohol related birth defects by increasing awareness and education. This bill is related to the issue of alcohol consumption during pregnancy, which can result in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and variants of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)...

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

is trying to conceive? Most would answer none. The consumption of alcohol can lead to various problems during and after pregnancy. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is a condition which leads to various irreversible problems; it is considered to be poisonous because it causes great damage before conception, and most importantly, the developing embryo. The effect on the fetus varies; some are more affected than others. When the alcohol enters the body of a pregnant mother, it enters her bloodstream which...

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Alcoholism and Fetal Development

 Alcoholism and Fetal Development Infant and Toddler Development Children that are born with Fetal alcohol syndrome are born to the mothers that are alcoholics and continue to drink every day while pregnant. If alcohol is consumed everyday in large amounts it will have an effect on the unborn fetus. These effects can be from physical and mental issues before and after birth. The effects can continue to develop when the child becomes older. ...

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Alcohol and Pregnancy - Essay

Deonte Anderson Alcohol and Pregnancy A pregnant woman's lifestyle ultimately affects the development of her baby. Excessive exposure to alcohol during pregnancy can inflict serious, permanent physical and mental damage on her child. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol she is making her child drink also. In knowing how Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can be prevented, what the symptoms are, and who and what make up the risk factors fetal alcohol syndrome can be better understood. ...

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The Effect of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

effect of prenatal alcohol exposure Scientific Writing June 2010 The effect of prenatal alcohol exposure Introduction: Alcohol is a drug with a depressant effect. Alcohol can negatively affect your brain, liver, central nervous system, and heart. The immediate effects of alcohol consumption are delayed reflexes and slurred speech. Since it is a depressant, alcohol slows down your brain...

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The Effects and Causes of Fasd (Fetal Alcohols Spectrum Disorders)

pregnant is a bad decision. Sometimes the child will result in certain health problems, and at times they will be perfectly healthy. The effects are referred to as FASD (Fetal Alcohols Spectrum Disorders). FASD can take form as many various effects. Many people are aware of these effects but they do not realize that moderate alcohol exposure to the fetus can be just as harmful to the baby as frequent exposure. Though this might leave some people thinking that some pregnant women do not realize their...

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Alcohol vs Cocaine

Alcohol versus cocaine, these are two different substances by the physical appearance. Alcohol is normally only ingested the one way, where as cocaine can be taken by ingestion, inhalation, intranasal and intravenously. The effects however are quite similar. The effects of alcohol are many, and each is very likely to take place. Alcohol effects judgment, motor coordination, reflexes, sensation, breathing and the way the heart functions. When a person is using alcohol they may experience a feeling...

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