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pubarche

 [pu-bahr´ke]
the first appearance of pubic hair.

pu·bar·che

(pyū-bar'kē), Avoid the mispronunciation pu'barche.
Onset of puberty, particularly as manifested by the appearance of pubic hair. Compare: adrenarche.
[puberty + G. archē, beginning]

pubarche

/pu·bar·che/ (pu-bahr´ke) the first appearance of pubic hair.

pubarche

[pyo̅o̅bär′kē, pyo̅o̅′bärkē]
Etymology: L, puber, ripe, arch, beginning
onset of puberty. It is marked by the beginning of the development of secondary sexual characteristics.

pu·bar·che

(pyū-bahr'kē)
Onset of puberty, particularly as manifested by the growth of pubic hair.
[puberty + G. archē, beginning]
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Obtaining adrenal androgen measurements in our cohort will help elucidate the mechanism for the delay in pubarche.
The disorder should be considered and a thorough workup performed in prepubertal girls who have risk factors suggestive of PCOS, with particular attention given to hyperinsulinemia and early pubarche and thelarche, said Dr.
Data from the last few decades show a dramatic decline in the onset age for both breast budding and pubarche, and rates are continuing to decline.
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).
Androgens regulate several physiologic processes, such as normal prostate development and maintenance of male sexual function in adult life, and they are also involved in pathologic conditions, including prostate cancer, prepubertal gynecomastia, and premature pubarche.
Women with mullerian agenesis have normal 46XX chromosomes, normal external genitalia, normal ovarian function, and normal thelarche and pubarche.
Negative physical consequences of excessive dieting can include delayed linear growth and delayed pubarche.
To diagnose congenital adrenal hyperplasia, look for premature pubarche with early pubic hair, cystic acne, and accelerated growth in girls.
In the other study, European researchers used metformin in adolescent females who were at high risk for PCOS due to low birth weight and to having developed pubic hair at age 6 or 7 years, indicating precocious pubarche.
2001) suggests that in some cases the development of premature pubarche (PP) can be associated with the occurrence of multiple sequence variants at various susceptibility loci, especially steroidogenic enzyme genes such as cytochrome P45021 (CYP21).