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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 14 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 412-424
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2011.412.424
A Review on the Metabolic Disorders of Iodine Deficiency
Azad Reza Mansourian

Abstract:
Iodine is in the crucial parts of two hormones of T4 and T3 produced by the thyroid glands which are essential for all the aspects of human metabolisms. It is demonstrated that iodine deficiency can be considered as sole cause of many thyroid abnormalities including mental disorders. Iodine deficiency of sufficient degree to cause hypothyroidism during fetus life and early infancy will be accompanied with brain abnormality possibly to the stage of mental retardation. The iodine deficiency among subjects in their early stage of childhood is not as severe as those in their fetus or infancy. In adult subjects the sever iodine deficiency can be also associated with mental disorders due to the direct side effects of hypothyroidism occurred by lack of iodine. The clinical manifestation of iodine deficiency show itself with psychological disorders in adult subjects. The status of iodine within blood can be evaluated through measurement of urinary iodine level and the low urinary concentration is an indicative of hypothyroidism. Mental retardation and brain damage due to iodine deficiency can be prevented if iodine supplementation prescribed duly on time.
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How to cite this article:

Azad Reza Mansourian , 2011. A Review on the Metabolic Disorders of Iodine Deficiency. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 14: 412-424.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2011.412.424

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2011.412.424

 
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