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II. Growth and Metabolism in Thyroid-Ablated Infant Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca Mulatta)

II. Growth and Metabolism in Thyroid-Ablated Infant Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca Mulatta) THIS COMMUNICATION presents a study of infant rhesus monkeys rendered athyroid by I131 administration. Its justification rests upon the premise that a better understanding of the effects of thyroidectomy in infant catarrhine primates might broaden our understanding of human cretinism. Aberrations in growth and development and correlated metabolic changes following thyroid ablation are reported. This report is one of a series on the growth and development of normal and thyroid-ablated infant rhesus monkeys.1 Previously reported studies on effects of thyroidectomy in the young rhesus monkeys are limited to those of Fleischmann and co-workers.2 They observed that while no other physical effects were seen, one of the two rhesus animals which they surgically thyroidectomized at 8 months (the other of which died within a few days following surgery) showed no appreciably significant growth during a 21-week survival period. Earlier reports upon the effects of (surgical) thyroidectomy in adult rhesus http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

II. Growth and Metabolism in Thyroid-Ablated Infant Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca Mulatta)

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1953 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050080018002
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Abstract

THIS COMMUNICATION presents a study of infant rhesus monkeys rendered athyroid by I131 administration. Its justification rests upon the premise that a better understanding of the effects of thyroidectomy in infant catarrhine primates might broaden our understanding of human cretinism. Aberrations in growth and development and correlated metabolic changes following thyroid ablation are reported. This report is one of a series on the growth and development of normal and thyroid-ablated infant rhesus monkeys.1 Previously reported studies on effects of thyroidectomy in the young rhesus monkeys are limited to those of Fleischmann and co-workers.2 They observed that while no other physical effects were seen, one of the two rhesus animals which they surgically thyroidectomized at 8 months (the other of which died within a few days following surgery) showed no appreciably significant growth during a 21-week survival period. Earlier reports upon the effects of (surgical) thyroidectomy in adult rhesus

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jul 1, 1953

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