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Sometimes the terminology and acronyms can be confusing on websites, so this page lists terms, definitions and abbreviations that might be helpful, as well as links to some of our pages which have more information on the topic.

Abbreviations and Acronyms...


AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians 
AZT Azidothymidine or Zidovudine severe disability has been found in infants whose mothers are heroin users or who are infected with HIV, but disabilities may be moderated or less severe if such mothers take the drug, AZT, during pregnancy.
BPA Bisphenol A - found in some plastic containers
CDC Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 
DOH Department of Health 
FAS Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FASD Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders 
ID Intellectual Disabilities
MCH Maternal and Child Health Consortia (DHSS)
NJCDD New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities 
OPDD Office for Prevention of Developmental Disabilities 
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