The fetal alcohol syndrome

J. Umbreit, L. S. Ostrow

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The fetal alcohol syndrome is a recently identified cause of disability in children. An overview of the syndrome, historical evidence, specific findings with respect to mental retardation, growth failure, and associated anomalies, and a theory of possible causation are presented. Developmental programming, medical, research, and social implications are also included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-111
Number of pages3
JournalMental Retardation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1980


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Rehabilitation
  • Health Professions(all)

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Umbreit, J., & Ostrow, L. S. (1980). The fetal alcohol syndrome. Mental Retardation, 18(3), 109-111.