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pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs),
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]

precocious

(prĭ-kō′shəs)
adj.
Showing unusually early development or maturity.

pre·coc′i·ty (-kŏs′ĭ-tē), pre·co′cious·ness n.

precocious

[-kō′shəs]
Etymology: L, praecoquere, to mature early
pertaining to the early, often premature, development of physical or mental qualities.

pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs)
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]

pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs)
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]

Patient discussion about precocious

Q. every time my friend eat, before she swallow it she gets severe heartburns and nausea. what causes this

A. She could be suffering from gastric acid problems and should try taking anti-acid medications (after consulting a doctor, of course). Also there's a simple test that can be done for a bacteria called H.pylori that makes the stomach produce more acid, and by taking antibiotics this problem resolves.

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USA Today: "You just can't fake the kind of innocence and wonder that ring through the glowing title track and the moonstruck single Love Story, or the guileless urgency and unmannered precociousness marking more bittersweet songs such as Fifteen and White Horse.
fashions and music--associated with precociousness and perhaps snobbery--than those in the large cities, some students proved more worrisome for particular teachers than others.
copying [of] her mother" (CS 331), he leaves us with the impression that he both empathizes with the twelve-year-old girl and her difficulties in negotiating her feminine precociousness with her boyish body and perhaps begins resenting her as well since he identifies her later as the source of his own problems of sex/gender identification.
Joe is conscious that his age and the precociousness of his talent could become a hindrance as much as a help.
The scientific theories of the period lent credence to the notion that the composer's racial inheritance was the source of this supposed problem; recapitulation theory held that the early precociousness of members of "lower" races was actually the peak of their development.
Ever since the Enlightenment, however, Polish public discourse possessed a certain precociousness that tended to align intellectual debates and cultural trends with those occurring in the West, although when reflected through the Polish mirror and applied to Polish circumstances they took on somewhat different form and meaning.
Alternatively, the Susceptibility Hypothesis suggests that individuals with learning disabilities possess certain personality characteristics that make them more likely to engage in antisocial behavior, such as lack of impulse control, inability to predict the consequences of actions, suggestibility, and precociousness (Larson, 1988; Murray, 1976).
His precociousness also surfaced with a gift of a notebook from his mother with her admonition to write a chapter in it every morning.
His teacher adapted for this mathematical precociousness by allowing him to surge forward at his own pace.
40) as follows (although I am sure many of my readers' children will display more precociousness than this):
The existence of common estrogen-like compounds in the environment can't explain all of the sexual precociousness, though: The early development of sexual hair, for instance, is under the influence of male hormones.
These studies show marked patterns of problem behaviors among CD adolescents, including increased sexual precociousness, more suicide attempts and depression, and general avoidance of consequences of the individual's actions.