A congenital condition due to a deficiency of thyroid hormones during prenatal development and characterized in childhood by dwarfed stature, emotional retardation, dystrophy associated with bones, and a decreased basal metabolic process. Also called congenital myxedema.
a disorder of severely stunted physical and emotional development due to the untreated congenital deficiency of thyroid bodily hormones.
a disorder of endemic or hereditary idiocy, accompanied by actual degeneracy and deformity (usually with goiter), regular in certain hill valleys, esp. for the Alps.
In pathology, a disorder of imperfect psychological development or idiocy, with a corresponding decreased actual development, or deformity, as a result of endemic factors, found among the list of residents of this valleys of Switzerland and Savoy, and somewhere else.
serious hypothyroidism causing real and psychological stunting