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Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a withdrawal syndrome of infants, caused by administration of drugs. There are two types of NAS, prenatal and postnatal. Prenatal NAS is caused by substance abuse by the mother, while postnatal NAS is caused by discontinuation of drugs directly to the infant.
- [Drug withdrawal]]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 emedicine.com - Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Author: Jaques Belik, MD
- ↑ Iqbal MM, Sobhan T, Ryals T (January 2002). Effects of commonly used benzodiazepines on the fetus, the neonate, and the nursing infant. Psychiatric Services 53 (1): 39–49.