Hypothyroidism prevents developmental neuronal loss during auditory organ development

@article{Rueda2003HypothyroidismPD,
  title={Hypothyroidism prevents developmental neuronal loss during auditory organ development},
  author={Joaquin Rueda and Jorge J. Prieto and Raquel Cantos and Marıx0301a L. Sala and Jaime A. Merch{\'a}n},
  journal={Neuroscience Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={45},
  pages={401-408}
}
The deficit of thyroid hormone leads to several structural and physiological modifications in the auditory receptor: the outer hair cells present an immature morphology, abnormal persistence of the afferent dendrites and incomplete development of the efferent terminals. The aim of this work was to perform a quantitative and morphometric study of the spiral ganglion neurons in control and hypothyroid animals. The cochleae from both experimental groups were processed in order to obtain plastic… CONTINUE READING

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