infantile hypothyroidism(redirected from infantile myxedema)
hypothyroidism that can be due to endemic congenital goiter; nonendemic cases are usually due to defective thyroidal embryogenesis, defective hypothalamopituitary function, congenital defects in thyroid hormone synthesis or action, or intrauterine exposure to goitrogenic agents.
Synonym(s): Brissaud infantilism, congenital myxedema, dysthyroidal infantilism, hypothyroid dwarfism, hypothyroid infantilism, infantile myxedema, myxedematous infantilism
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in·fan·tile hy·po·thy·roid·ism(in'făn-tīl hī'pō-thī'royd-izm)
Disorder that may result from endemic congenital goiter; nonendemic cases are usually due to defective thyroidal embryogenesis, defective hypothalamic-pituitary function, congenital defects in thyroid hormone synthesis or action, or intrauterine exposure to goitrogenic agents.
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Brissaud,Edouard, French physician, 1852-1909.
Brissaud disease - habitual, repeated contraction of certain muscles, resulting in actions that can be voluntarily suppressed for only brief periods. Synonym(s): tic
Brissaud infantilism - Synonym(s): infantile hypothyroidism
Brissaud reflex - tickling the sole causes a contraction of the tensor fasciae latae muscle, even when there is no responsive movement of the toes.
Brissaud-Marie syndrome - unilateral spasm of the tongue and lips, of hysterical nature.
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