cretinism


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severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting

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His legacy, in most respects, was one prolonged serving of national cretinism.
The harmful effects of iodine deficiency during pregnancy, which leads to severe decreases in maternal thyroxine, include goiter in the mother and fetus, cretinism, intellectual impairments, hypothyroidism in the neonate, an increased rate of miscarriage, and increased infant mortality rates.
Iodine deficiency has been shown to be associated with endemic cretinism, endemic goitre and subcretinous mental subnormalities (1).
Selenium deficiency as a possible factor in the pathogenesis of myxoedematous endemic cretinism.
He verified that the insect, Triatominae (in popular English, assassin or kissing bug), was the vector of a hitherto unknown disease associated with a series of clinical manifestations, especially cardiopathy, cretinism, and hyper thyroidism.
According to exerts, each third Kyrgyz citizens suffers from iodine deficiency and as a result delays in mental development, endocrinologic cretinism and many other diseases.
People with cretinism generally have much larger brains than that of LB1.
cerebral atrophy and had relatives with pellagra and cretinism,"
The palaeo-philosophers of political cretinism, meanwhile, always blame the other side.
Now, the cretinism we're talking about here is a specific type of mental retardation and deformation, and not just using cretin as a catchall term of abuse for someone you consider stupid.
The topic of discussion was: 'African origins of cretinism in peoples and countries.
Which mineral deficiency can lead to cretinism and goitre?
The idea that an infinitesimal amount of a chemical circulating in the bloodstream could mean the difference between life and death, as in the case of insulin, or the difference between normal intelligence and cretinism, as in the case of thyroid hormone, was mind-boggling.
These conditions include mental retardation, hypothyroidism, goitre, cretinism, and a variety of other growth and developmental abnormalities (Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes, 2000).