menarche


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menarche

 [mĕ-nahr´ke]
establishment or beginning of the menstrual function. adj., adj menar´cheal.

me·nar·che

(me-nar'kē), Avoid the mispronunciation men'arche.
Establishment of the menstrual function; the time of the first menstrual period.
[G. mēn, month, + archē, beginning]

menarche

/me·nar·che/ (mĕ-nahr´ke) establishment or beginning of the menstrual function.menar´cheal

menarche

(mə-när′kē)
n.
The initial onset of menstruation, usually occurring between the ages of 10 and 15.

me·nar′che·al adj.

menarche

[menär′kē]
Etymology: Gk, men, month, archaios, from the beginning
the first menstruation and the commencement of cyclic menstrual function. It usually occurs between 9 and 17 years of age. See also pubarche.

menarche

The period of menstrual onset; when menstruation begins; the first menstrual discharge.

menarche

Ob/Gyn The time that menstruation begins; the first menstrual discharge. Cf Menopause.

me·nar·che

(men-ahr'kē)
Establishment of the menstrual function; the time of the first menstrual period.
[G. mēn, month, + archē, beginning]

menarche

The onset of MENSTRUATION. Compare MENOPAUSE.

menarche

the onset of menstruation which occurs at puberty.

Menarche

The first menstrual period or the establishment of the menstrual function.
Mentioned in: Menstrual Disorders

menarche

the onset of menstrual cycles.

me·nar·che

(men-ahr'kē)
Establishment of the menstrual function; the time of the first menstrual period.
[G. mēn, month, + archē, beginning]

menarche

(mənär´kē), the beginning of the menstrual function. See also menstruation.
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However, data from the last few decades have shown a dramatic decline in the onset age for both breast budding and pubarche and these rates are continuing to decline significantly (unlike menarche onset which has appeared to plateau).
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Understanding factors that lead to early menarche, especially preventable ones, are important given these long term health implications and increased cancer risk for women.
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Dale, Gerlach, Martin, Alexsander (1979) & Malina, Harper, Avent& Campbell pointed that the girls who don't participate in competitions experienced first menstrual so sooner than classmates' athletes, so there is close relationship between the level of personal activity & age of the first menarche [10].
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