adolescent growth spurt

ad·o·les·cent growth spurt

(ad'ŏ-les'ĕnt grōth spŭrt)
Growth characterized by rapid gains in height and weight, as much as 3 inches in a single year; occurs 2 years earlier in girls.

adolescent growth spurt,

n a period of rapid increase in height, weight, and muscle mass, which for boys takes place at age 12 to 16 and for girls at age 11 to 14. See also adolescence.
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To reach such a height, the boy would have to have been destined for an adolescent growth spurt on par with modern humans'.
Regeneration declined after infancy, rose during the adolescent growth spurt, and continued up until around age 20.
Scoliosis often presents itself, or worsens, during the adolescent growth spurt.
The goal of the study was to determine whether fish oil affects cardiovascular risk factors during the adolescent growth spurt.
Because osteosarcoma usually develops from osteoblasts, it most commonly affects children and young adults experiencing their adolescent growth spurt.
In addition, the status of certain specific landmarks such as the ulnar sesamoid or hamate bones can be used to obtain as estimate of the timing of the adolescent growth spurt.
Chalk up that adolescent growth spurt to the fact that the majority of bone is laid down in adolescence.
His father was gently dismissive when the boy, who was starting an adolescent growth spurt but had little hoops experience, said he wanted to attend DeMatha and play for its legendary coach, Morgan Wooten.
Unfortunately, there's no clear answer While the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science has recommended making dance classes less physically stressful for dancers during the adolescent growth spurt [see Presstime News, Dance Magazine, April, page 37], I don't know of any dance schools that have eliminated stressful movements to the knees, such as grand plies.
The bad news is that flexibility development is often neglected during critical periods, especially the adolescent growth spurt.

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