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Using the TEN system, studies have demonstrated that alcohol-induced fetal growth retardation is increased by undernutrition (Shankar et al.
It is characterized by hypertension, edema and proteinuria, and the leading cause of fetal growth retardation, neonatal morbidity, mortality associated with premature delivery and maternal sickness (Brown, 1995).
Exposure in utero can cause fetal growth retardation and subtle, long-lasting neurobehavioral abnormalities related to effects in the prefrontal cortical regions of the brain.
The relative contribution of prematurity and fetal growth retardation to low birth weight in developing and developed societies.