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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

From Mechanism to Prevention, 1st Edition

By Ernest L. Abel

CRC Press

352 pages

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Hardback: 9780849376856
pub: 1996-07-23
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Recognition of the relationship between alcohol abuse and adverse prenatal outcomes is reflected in the warning labels on every alcoholic beverage sold in the United States. Because alcohol abuse has serious consequences for both individuals and society as a whole, much research has been devoted to this problem. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome provides straightforward facts regarding the impact of alcohol consumption as it affects the development of the embryo and fetus. Surveying current research of fetal alcohol syndrome and its related problems, the book addresses the immediate effects on development at various stages. Long-term action of prenatal alcohol exposure later in life is also considered. A chapter devoted to assessing the behavior of children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol emphasizes the necessity of longitudinal studies of fetal alcohol syndrome. This important reference offers a thorough overview of a problem that cannot be ignored.


"…one of the most comprehensive reviews currently available."

-Journal of Studies on Alcohol

""…an important addition to the bookshelves of many scientists involved in basic research dealing with alcohol teratogenesis and to those specializing in the diagnosis and care of children and adults affected by in utero exposure to alcohol."

-Journal of Perinatology

Table of Contents

Ethanol-Induced Acceleration of Preimplantation Embryonic Development, D.R. Armant

The Effects of Timing and Duration of Alcohol Exposure on Development of the Fetal Brain, S.E. Maier, W.-J.A. Chen, and J.R. West

Brain Anomalies in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, S.N. Mattson and E. Riley

Neurophysiological Correlates of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, R.F. Berman and S.E. Krahl

The Effects of Fetal Alcohol Exposure on Hearing and Vestibular Function, M.W. Church

Fetal Alcohol Exposure and Functional Implications of the Neuroimmune-Endocrine Networks, Z. Gottesfeld

Early Neurobehavioral Assessment of Children Prenatally Exposed to Alcohol, C.D. Coles

Neurotransmitter Function: Changes Associated with In Utero Alcohol Exposure, M.D. Manteuffel

Behavioral Pharmacology in Animals Exposed Prenatally to Alcohol, J.H. Hannigan and S. Randall

Stress Reactivity in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, C.K. Kim, J.A. Osborn, and J. Weinberg

Effects of Ethanol on Lactation, M.G. Subramanian

Involvement of Prostaglandins in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, J.L. Saulnier and C.L. Randall

Ethanol-Nutrient Interaction and the Fetus, S.E. Fisher and P.I. Karl

Brown Adipose Tissue: A Model System to Investigate Fetal Alcohol Effects on Thermoregulation, B. Zimmerberg

Alcohol Warning Labels: Influence on Drinking, J.R. Hankin


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pediatrics
MEDICAL / Perinatology & Neonatology