Prenatal Substance Exposure Law and Legal Definition
The term ‘prenatal substance exposure’ is used to refer to the fetal exposure to maternal drug and alcohol use that can significantly increase the risk for developmental and neurological disabilities in the child. Such exposure can cause severe neurological damage and growth retardation in the substance-exposed newborn.
Consumption of alcohol by mother during pregnancy can result in alcohol related birth defects in the fetus.
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Related Legal Terms
- Administering a Controlled Substance
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
- Authorized Possession of Controlled Substances
- Banned Hazardous Substance
- Bulk Drug Substance [Food and Drugs]
- Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
- Chemical Substance
- Contaminating Substances
- Control Substance
- Controlled Substance Analogue