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.
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
"...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