pubertal delay

pubertal delay

Sexology A delay in puberty beyond the normal upper age limit for its completion–ie, age 13 in ♀ and 15 in ♂; PD may reflect a timing error, or it may be associated with a permanent hormone defect in gonads, pituitary gland, or hypothalamus. See Premature puberty.
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com)-- Potentially irreversible medical complications of eating disorders include growth retardation, pubertal delay or arrest, osteoporosis and risk of fractures.
2] measurement may be useful in monitoring anti-estrogen or aromatase inhibitor treatment for pubertal delay (with or without short stature), obesity, or male infertility and a threshold of circulating [E.
The diagnosis should be considered in any female with unexplained growth failure or pubertal delay or any constellation of the syndrome's characteristic physical features, the guidelines say.
This suggests that at least part of the alcohol-induced pubertal delay is attributable to increased opioid restraint of the normal progression of development.
If the pubertal delay appears to be isolated, in which case there may be breast growth but no pubic hair growth or vice versa, consider disorders such as the congenital absence of breast tissue, mullerian agenesis, or a transverse vaginal septum.
A lead-induced decrement in IGF-1 may contribute to gonadotropin inhibition and pubertal delay.
Although alcohol influences each of these "intraovarian" systems differently, the combined effect of the changes results in pubertal delay and poorly coordinated development of the reproductive system.
Because of the limited amount of residual sera, we also were unable to measure additional hormones, such as estradiol and follicle-stimulating hormone, which might add further insight into the mechanism by which Pb may be associated with pubertal delay.
Although reproduction per se was unaffected, retained nipples and sperm motility effects in males at 2,000x and pubertal delays in both sexes at [greater than or equal to] 1,000x the regulatory MCLs indicate that a mixture of these regulated DBPs can influence endocrine physiology; however, these findings may have been secondary to reduced water consumption and body weight.
1992), and more modest pubertal delays (13 years or older) have been associated with other gynecologic conditions such as endometriosis, which may be in the pathway for female infertility (Berube et al.