What is the physiological cause of the syndrome known as cretinism?

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Biology

Cretinism is caused by chronic deficiency of the thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) during childhood. The chronic hypothyroidism during childhood may cause retardation and low stature due to the low basal metabolic rate in a period of life when growth and development of mind faculties occur.

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Dipti KC
May 25, 2023
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