FASD & the Justice System

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Neurobehavioural
Neurobehavioural: Having to do with the way the brain affects emotion, behavior, and learning
Neurobehavioural Disorder
is brain damage that has been demonstrated as being less severe than brain damage in ARND/FAS. Neurological disorder is a term that in not in common use in Canada yet. It is used for a type of brain damage less than that seen in ARND or FAS when maternal confirmation is impossible or not forthcoming
Neurotoxin
a substance that kills neurons, which are nerve cells. In the case of pregnancy a neurotoxin destroys developing neurons. Mercury and lead are two other well-known neurotoxins.