genital stage


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Related to genital stage: latency stage, oral stage

stage

 [stāj]
1. a distinct period or phase, as of development of a disease or organism. For specific names of stages, see under the name.
2. the platform of a microscope on which the slide containing the object to be studied is placed.
anal stage in psychoanalytic theory, the second stage of psychosexual development, occurring between the ages of 1 and 3 years, during which the infant's activities, interests, and concerns are on the anal zone. It is preceded by the oral stage and followed by the phallic stage. See also sexual development.
first stage of labor see labor.
fourth stage of labor see labor.
genital stage in psychoanalytic theory, the last stage in psychosexual development, occurring during puberty, during which the person can achieve sexual gratification from genital-to-genital contact and is capable of a mature relationship with a person of the opposite sex. It follows the latency stage. See also sexual development.
latency stage
1. the incubation period of any infectious disorder.
2. the quiescent period following an active period in certain infectious diseases, during which the pathogen remains dormant for a variable length of time before again initiating signs of active disease.
3. in psychoanalytic theory, the relatively quiescent period in psychosexual development following the phallic stage and lasting from age 5 or 6 years to adolescence. Energy is focused on learning and on more organized play. See also sexual development.
oral stage in psychoanalytic theory, the earliest stage of psychosexual development, lasting from birth to about 18 months, during which the oral zone is the center of the infant's needs, expression, and pleasurable erotic experiences. It is followed by the anal stage. See also sexual development.
phallic stage in psychoanalytic theory, the third stage in psychosexual development, lasting from age 2 or 3 years to 5 or 6 years, during which sexual interest, curiosity, and pleasurable experiences are centered on the penis in boys and the clitoris in girls. It is preceded by the anal stage and followed by the latency stage. See also sexual development.
prodromal stage the period of early symptoms of a disease occurring after the incubation period and just before the appearance of the characteristic symptoms of the disease.
second stage of labor see labor.
third stage of labor see labor.

gen·i·tal stage

referring to the psychic organization derived from, and which is characteristic of, the Freudian genital period of the infant's psychosocial organization. See: genitality.
See also: anality, orality.

gen·i·tal stage

(jeni-tăl stāj)
Psychic organization derived from, and which is characteristic of, the Freudian genital period of the infant's psychosocial organization.

genital stage

The last and most mature of the stages of psychosexual development as described by Sigmund Freud. This stage is said to be reached in late adolescence or early adult life.
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Note: PFDA, perfluorodecanoic acid; PFHpS, perfluoroheptane sulfonate; PFHxS, perfluorohexane sulfonate; PFNA, perfluorononanoic acid; Tanner B2-5, Tanner breast stage 2-5; Tanner G2-5, Tanner genital stage 2-5; Tanner PH2-5; Tanner pubic hair stage 2-5.
In relation to genital stage peak height velocity was attained at Stage 4 & this was similar to the finding of Amit Ghuley et al (9).
In boys, a 2-fold increase in the summated serum concentrations of marker PCBs was weakly (p = 0.06) associated with higher odds ratios for the presence of genital stages G3-G4 and pubic hair stages PH3-PH4 (Figure 1).