delayed puberty

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delayed puberty

lack of any signs of puberty by age 14 years in either sex.

de·layed pu·ber·ty

(dĕ-lād' pyū'bĕr-tē)
Lack of any signs of puberty by age 14 years in either sex.


the time at which reproduction by an individual animal becomes possible for the first time; a term used infrequently in veterinary medicine but there is no other word which can substitute for it.

delayed puberty
varies widely between species and between breeds; negatively influenced by undernutrition and obesity.
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Some of the major causes of delayed puberty are constitutional delay in growth and development, hypergonadotropic hypogonadism and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) (Geffner, 2002).
Delayed puberty is defined clinically by the absence or incomplete development of secondary sexual characteristics bounded by an age of 14 for boys (i.
Estrogen treatment for girls with delayed puberty is somewhat controversial; some health care professionals advise treatment, while others prefer close monitoring.
There is higher incidence of delayed puberty and early menopause and the condition should be kept in mind when investigating such cases.
of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK) compiles 13 chapters that review recent research on delayed puberty, hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, Kallmann syndrome, and other forms of central reproductive disorders, including rare syndromes like Prader-Willi and CHARGE syndromes.
Delayed puberty and a dysfunctional family make life miserable for a Jerusalem adolescent in period coming-of-ager "Intimate Grammar," a melancholy second feature from Israeli helmer-writer Nir Bergman ("Broken Wings").
High blood levels are associated with delayed puberty in girls.
For males, it is prescribed to treat delayed puberty in boys and to men with abnormally low levels of testosterone.
These medicines are well-researched and have been used in youth to treat delayed puberty for many years; protocols for administration and follow-up care are established, as well.
If he hasn't any other changes then at 14 that classifies as delayed puberty and he should be seen by a paediatric endocrinologist.
Since it happens that Wisconsin boasts the only local chapter of The Voice Foundation, as a member of that chapter, I determined to e-mail our constituency--otolaryngologists, speech-language pathologists, voice scientists, voice teachers--to inquire whether anyone had heard of the phenomenon of delayed puberty in the eighteenth century.
Other warning signs include withdrawal from friends and family, irritability, bodily dissatisfaction, delayed puberty, unexplained menstrual or fertility problems, deteriorating school performance, compulsive exercise, and food stealing.