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prepuberty

(prē-pyo͞o′bər-tē)
n.
The period of life immediately before puberty, often marked by accelerated physical growth.

pre·pu′ber·tal, pre·pu′ber·al (-bər-əl) adj.

prepuberty

[-pyo̅o̅′bərtē]
Etymology: L, prae + pubertas, maturity
the period immediately before puberty, lasting approximately 2 years. It is characterized by preliminary physical changes, such as accelerated growth and appearance of secondary sex characteristics, that lead to sexual maturity. prepuberal, prepubertal, adj.
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Our 3-year prospective study demonstrated that baseline body composition parameters were significantly associated with increases in BMD values when entering from prepuberty to puberty in girls with different physical activity patterns, while jumping performance was related to BMD accrual at the weight-bearing site only in athletic girls.
The measurements and the correlations between the parameters allowed us to establish some approximate (constitutional morphotypes) stadial somatic models, that we considered optimal for the hurdles event, with the aid of which we can thus compare the comprising (or not) into a chart, of a future hurdles athlete, starting from prepuberty or puberty age.
Testosterone production is closely associated with increases in DHEA(s), particularly around prepuberty (McClintock & Herdt, 1996).
The researchers followed 125 girls from prepuberty to pubertal maturity, assessing BMD using dual x-ray absorptiometry at both fractured and nonfractured sites including the ultradistal radius, proximal radius, femur trochanter, lumbar spine, femur neck, and femur diaphysis.
The researchers followed 125 girls from prepuberty to pubertal maturity, assessing BMC using dual x-ray absorptiometry at both fractured and nonfractured sites including the ultradistal radius, proximal radius, femur trochanter, lumbar spine, femur neck, and femur diaphysis.
125; Phyllis Greenacre, "The Prepuberty Trauma in Girls," The Psychoanalytic Quarterly 19 (1950): 278-300.
A third set of interventions were juridical, the early acceptance of Roman law's definition of consent as establishing marriage, protections against incest and prepuberty marriages, sanctions imposed on those who violated moral norms in marriage and then, most importantly, the claim at Lateran II in the 12th century that clerical marriages were invalid and, again, in the 16th century at Trent that marriages not in accord with canonical form were invalid (ibid.
Early school ages, prepuberty, puberty, male and female differences in voice and speech, and changes in later life are examined.
In contrast to Quintasket's extensive prepuberty instruction, the girls of the Thompson people (Canadian Plateau) usually trained one year and some longer after the first menstrual cycle.
The stages of puberty in girls and boys as defined by Marshall and Tanner (16) were scored by visual assessment of pubic hair and sexual maturation: stage 1 represents prepuberty, stage 2 represents early puberty, stages 3 and 4 represent mid-puberty, and stage 5 represents late puberty.
In many remote rural communities of Africa, it is a traditional practice for families to arrange marriages for their prepuberty girl children.