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Revista Científica Ciencia Médica

versión On-line ISSN 2220-2234

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FUENTES SOLIZ, Jorge Alberto; VIDAL LIA, Orlando Vladimir; FUENTES MOYA, José Marcos  y  LOPEZ, Edgar. Alcohol Consumption during Pregnancy: Many Adverse Effects on the Fetus. Rev Cient Cienc Méd [online]. 2009, vol.12, n.2, pp. 26-31. ISSN 2220-2234.

The effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol can be identified virtually the entire body, producing among other things: serious neurological abnormalities and growth, cognitive and academic deficits, psychological disorders, behavioral problems and difficulties for independent living, in addition to increasing the risk of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth. The term fetal alcohol spectrum disorder is assigned to a wide range of clinical presentations in the fetus are caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy. Fetal alcohol syndrome is the most serious of these presentations, and a condition that is both mentally and physically disabled for life because even though the research on treatments currently no cure. Finally it is important to know that all the defects caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol is totally preventable.

Palabras clave : pregnancy; fetus; Fetal alcohol syndrome.

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