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preadolescence

(prē′ăd-l-ĕs′əns)
n.
The period of childhood just before the onset of puberty, often designated as between the ages of 10 and 12 in girls and 11 and 13 in boys.

pre′ad·o·les′cent adj. & n.
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Only in the past decade and a half has it been recognized and understood that preadolescent children are not necessarily in a period of sexual latency, but can be sexual offenders as well.
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However, none of these studies involved preadolescents, and the techniques for assessing CIT were relatively crude.
They ended up with nine men who had observed orgasm in preadolescent boys and (what the book actually says) some of them were `technically trained'--meaning, in this case, `educated' in some technical field, perhaps holding a college degree--and kept some sort of record of their experiences with these children.
Detailed information need not be given to younger preadolescent children, but they need to know that they are generally able to have children, but there are increased risks of birth defects secondary to use of certain AEDs (for example, neural tube defects and valproic acid, etc.
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Washington, June 13 ( ANI ): Stress felt by dad-whether as a preadolescent or adult-leaves a lasting impression on his sperm that gives sons and daughters a blunted reaction to stress, a response linked to several mental disorders, according to a new study.
Although Noah's Child can conceivably be enjoyed by adults (its best-seller status confirms that it can), it seems like the kind of book that would be ideal if one were to introduce a preadolescent to World War II: it hides the horrors even more reassuringly than Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful while offering a sometimes captivating boy's-eye view of Nazi occupation.
A key question for vaccine manufacturers is whether a CT vaccine would be deployed alongside HPV vaccines in the preadolescent population, thus providing a sizeable commercial opportunity.
However, preadolescent girls were different in that they had significantly earlier pubarche and thelarche than did adolescent girls with PCOS, and the disorder developed much sooner after thelarche in the younger girls.
Abstract: This study compared the use of computers and telephones by preadolescent and adolescent students with visual impairments and those with other disabilities using data from the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study and the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2.
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