Action of Thyroid Hormones on Brain Development

  • Jean H. Dussault
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 161)


Relations between the central nervous system (CNS) and thyroid hormones have only been recognized in the nineteen century. The first detailed description of cretinism are found in the publication of the Royal Commission of the King of Sardaigna in 1848.1 Cretinism is described as “a person with abnormal corporal development and mental retardation. They are born in regions were many such cases are found and endemic goiter is prevalent”.


Thyroid Hormone Auditory Brainstem Response Congenital HypothyrOidism Endemic Goiter Human Fetal Brain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean H. Dussault
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  1. 1.Unité d’ontogénèse et génétique moléculaireCHULSte-FoyCanada

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