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juvenile

 [ju´vĕ-nīl]
1. pertaining to youth or childhood; young or immature.
2. a youth or child; a young animal; a cell or organism intermediate between the immature and mature forms.

juvenile

/ju·ve·nile/ (ju´vin-īl)
1. pertaining to youth or childhood.
2. a youth or child; a young animal.
3. a cell or organism intermediate between immature and mature forms.

juvenile

(jo͞o′və-nīl′, -nəl)
adj.
a. Not fully grown or developed; young.
b. Of or characteristic of a young animal that has not reached sexual maturity: a bird still in juvenile plumage.
n.
a. A young person; a child.
b. A young animal that has not reached sexual maturity.
c. A two-year-old racehorse.

ju′ve·nile′ly adv.
ju′ve·nile′ness n.

juvenile

[jo̅o̅′vənəl, -vənīl]
Etymology: L, juvenus, youthful
1 n, a young person; a youth; a child; a youngster.
2 adj, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suitable for a young person; youthful.
3 adj, physiologically underdeveloped or immature.
4 adj, denoting psychological or intellectual immaturity; childish.

juvenile

adjective Between an infant and an adult

juvenile

1. pertaining to young animals; young or immature.
2. a cell, tissue, disease or organism intermediate between the immature and mature forms.

juvenile aponeurotic fibroma
see multilobular chondroma and osteoma.
juvenile bovine leukosis
see bovine viral leukosis.
juvenile cellulitis
see juvenile pyoderma.
juvenile hormone
juvenile hormone insect growth hormone; regulates larval development and metamorphosis. It acts to maintain the larval stage and retard maturation to the adult stage. See also insect growth regulators.
juvenile osteoporosis
see osteogenesis imperfecta.
juvenile pancreatic atrophy
see pancreatic acinar atrophy.
juvenile sterile granulomatous dermatitis and lymphadenitis
see juvenile pyoderma.

Patient discussion about juvenile

Q. Can someone please explain the reason for juvenile delinquency?

A. Juvenile delinquency is not necessarily a trait of bipolar disorder, although it is possible for a person with bipolar disorder to act on impulse while experiencing an episode. To use Justins example, shop lifting, an adult in a manic episode may spend all of their money without thought or reason, where a child/youth may not have money to spend which may lead to shop lifting. In a manic episode Justin is right the lines between right and wrong can be blurred, thus the person suffering may make poor decisions and can find themselves in trouble with the law.

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