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What is cretinism?


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Answered 2007-07-09 02:01:30

Cretinism is a condition of severely stunted physical and mental growth due to untreated congenital deficiency of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism). The term cretin refers to a person so affected1.


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What causes cretinism?

cretinism is hypothyroidism in neonates.lack of thyroxin due to abscence of thyroid gland in neonates causes cretinism.


What is cretinism caused by?

cretinism is caused by a lack of thyroid hormone.


What is The medical term meaning Congenital lack of thyroid secretion?

cretinismcretinism


What hormone is responsible for cretinism?

Low levels of thyroid hormone are responsible for cretinism


What is the difference between myxedema and cretinism?

Myxedema is adult hypothyroidism whereas cretinism is neonatal hypothyroidism.


What does Cretinism mean?

Cretinism is severely stunted mental and physical growth brought on by an untreated congenital thyroid hormone deficiency.


Does too much thyroid hormone produces cretinism in children?

No. Too little thyroid hormone produces cretinism in children.


What is Congenital hypothyroidism is called?

Cretinism


What is the characteristics of cretinism?

Swollen neck


What is the gland affected if you have cretinism?

the thyroid


What is the disease cretinism?

Cretinism is a condition of severely stunted physical and mental growth due to untreated congenital deficiency of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism). The term cretin refers to a person so affected1.1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretinism


Is Cretinism due to a congenital lack of thyroid secretion?

Yes, cretinism is the condition caused by congenital lack of thyroid secretion. Neonatal thyroid testing is an important preventive strategy. Cretinism can be prevented by thyroid supplementation in patients with congenital hypothyroidism.


What are medications for cretinism?

thyroid hormone replacement


How is cretinism treat?

eating black people


Cretinism results from a lack of what in children?

thyroxine


What endocrine gland is responsible for the cretinism?

Hypothyroidism in infancy or childhood is responsible for the condition known as cretinism. The gland responsible is the thyroid or the pituitary that controls the thyroid.


What hormone causes cretinism?

Cretinism is a type of dwarfism in which the individual retains childlike proportions and is mentally retarded. The hormone that causes this is Thyroxine - AKA- T4.


What is the earliest cretinism can be detected?

When they ask their first question.


What is extreme hypothyroidism in infancy and childhood called?

Cretinism.


What condition is a arrested physical and mental development?

cretinism


What is a condition of arrested physical and mental development?

cretinism


Deficiency of this hormone causes cretinism in a newborn?

Thyroid hormone.


What hormone if produced inadequately would cause cretinism?

Thyroxin


What hormone is produced in inadequate amounts for cretinism?

Thyroid hormones


What is cretinism disease?

Cretinism is a condition of severely stunted physical growth and mental development due to untreated congenital deficiency of thyroid hormones (hypothyroidism) or from prolonged nutritional deficiency of iodine.