cretinism


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cre·tin·ism

 (krēt′n-ĭz′əm)
n.
A congenital condition caused by a deficiency of thyroid hormone during prenatal development and characterized by small stature, intellectual disability, dystrophy of the bones, and a low basal metabolism.

cretinism

(ˈkrɛtɪˌnɪzəm)
n
(Pathology) old-fashioned a condition arising from a deficiency of thyroid hormone, present from birth, characterized by dwarfism and mental retardation. See also myxoedema

cre•tin•ism

(ˈkrit nˌɪz əm; esp. Brit. ˈkrɛt-)

n.
a congenital deficiency of thyroid secretion, resulting in stunted growth, deformity, and mental retardation.
[1795–1805; < French crétinisme]

cretinism

Medicine. a congenital deficiency of thyroid secretion causing deformity and idiocy. — cretinoid, cretinous, adj.
See also: Idiocy

cretinism

Dwarfism and mental retardation caused by too little thyroxine in childhood.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cretinism - severe hypothyroidism resulting in physical and mental stunting
hypothyroidism - an underactive thyroid gland; a glandular disorder resulting from insufficient production of thyroid hormones
Translations
kretenismus
kretinismi
kretynizm

cretinism

n (Med) → Kretinismus m; (inf)Schwachsinn m, → Idiotie f

cre·tin·ism

n. cretinismo, hipotiroidismo congénito debido a una deficiencia acentuada de la hormona tiroidea.

cretinism

n cretinismo
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