Tanner stage

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Tan·ner stage

(tan'ĕr),
a stage of puberty in the Tanner growth chart, based on pubic hair growth, development of genitalia in boys, and breast development in girls.

Tan·ner stage

(tan'ĕr stāj)
A development level of puberty in the Tanner growth chart, based on pubic hair growth, development of genitalia in boys, and breast development in girls.

Tanner,

James, English pediatrician.
Tanner developmental scale - Synonym(s): Tanner growth chart
Tanner growth chart - a series of charts showing distribution of parameters of physical development for children by sex, age, and stages of puberty. Synonym(s): Tanner developmental scale
Tanner stage - stage of puberty on the Tanner growth chart.
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The North Carolina study differed from ours in assessing gestational exposures and used self-reported Tanner staging, whereas we focused on prepubertal exposures and used physician-assessed staging including gonadal palpation and comparison with an orchidometer, more precise measures of gonadal development (Euling et al.
22) These investigators observed a reduction of sagittal laxity as age increased and suggested further investigations were advisable, to include Tanner staging in order to understand the extent to which increases in maturity influence alterations in laxity.
The physician must first determine whether the student is physically up to the task and then test the student's readiness through a tool known as the Tanner Staging System, which evaluates secondary sexual characteristics and physical maturity.
Beware of applying Tanner staging criteria intuitively As ubiquitous as Tanner staging is in textbooks, it's not an easy thing to do.
Nor is Tanner staging necessarily appropriate for all female populations.
A physician conducted a medical examination on all subjects in order to evaluate musculoskeletal status, document preexisting orthopedic injuries and assess maturity status based on Tanner staging of pubic hair development (Tanner, 1962).
Tanner staging for maturity level revealed that the experimental group consisted of 13 subjects at Tanner stage 1 and 2 subjects at Tanner stage 2, while the control group had 8 subjects at Tanner stage 1 and I subject at Tanner stage 9.
Tanner staging for pubic hair and breast development classifies girls into progressive stages, ranging from stage 1 (no pubertal development) to stage 5 (fully mature).
Together, these data suggest that future studies should include an in-depth examination of mammary tissue growth and fat deposition in a girl's breast, not Tanner staging alone.
All subjects had a complete physical examination including measurements for height, weight, head circumference, and pubertal assessment by Tanner staging.
Only girls 8 years or older were eligible for Tanner staging of pubic hair and breast development (National Center for Health Statistics 1998).