Iodine deficiency and development of brain

@article{Sethi2004IodineDA,
  title={Iodine deficiency and development of brain},
  author={Vani Sethi and Umesh Kapil},
  journal={The Indian Journal of Pediatrics},
  year={2004},
  volume={71},
  pages={325-329}
}
  • V. Sethi, U. Kapil
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Iodine is a trace element essential for the synthesis of triodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Inadequate intake of iodine leads to insufficient production of these hormones, which play a vital role in the process of early growth and development of most organs, especially the brain. The neurological sequele of iodine deficiency are mediated by thyroid hormone deficiency, varying from minimal brain function to a syndrome of severe intellectual disability. All the basic processes of… 
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