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menarche

 [mĕ-nahr´ke]
establishment or beginning of the menstrual function. adj., adj menar´cheal.

me·nar·che

(me-nar'kē), Avoid the mispronunciation men'arche.
Establishment of the menstrual function; the time of the first menstrual period.
[G. mēn, month, + archē, beginning]

menarche

(mə-när′kē)
n.
The initial onset of menstruation, usually occurring between the ages of 10 and 15.

me·nar′che·al adj.

menarche

The period of menstrual onset; when menstruation begins; the first menstrual discharge.

menarche

Ob/Gyn The time that menstruation begins; the first menstrual discharge. Cf Menopause.

me·nar·che

(men-ahr'kē)
Establishment of the menstrual function; the time of the first menstrual period.
[G. mēn, month, + archē, beginning]

menarche

The onset of MENSTRUATION. Compare MENOPAUSE.

menarche

the onset of menstruation which occurs at puberty.

Menarche

The first menstrual period or the establishment of the menstrual function.
Mentioned in: Menstrual Disorders

me·nar·che

(men-ahr'kē)
Establishment of the menstrual function; the time of the first menstrual period.
[G. mēn, month, + archē, beginning]
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"Results from the current study suggest that girls who experienced earlier menarche continued to report elevated psychopathology in early to middle adulthood even after accounting for demographic and contextual variables commonly associated with vulnerability for mental health.
Villamor, "Trends and correlates of age at menarche in Colombia: results from a nationally representative survey," Economics & Human Biology, vol.
In the next step, multivariate adjusted logistic regression analyses were conducted to examine the odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence interval (CI) for the association between OAG and associated factors, adjusting for age and all other confounders (DM, HTN, myopia, BMI, OC, and HRT in Model I; addition of early menopause, age at menarche, lactation, and parity in Model II).
Assessment of age, menarche age, last day of menstruation, reproductive period length, parity, and menstruation according to BPE grades are summarized in Table 2.
Socio-demographic data on adolescents (skin color, religion and schooling gap) and reproductive realm (age at menarche, age at first sexual intercourse, type of partnership in first sexual intercourse, reason for first sexual intercourse, contraception in the first sexual intercourse and partner's age).
Majority of the respondents (70.7%) stated that they had knowledge about menstruation before menarche and mother (63.4%) was the prime source of information.
The age at menarche was obtained by self-report if the subject was post-menarcheal at the time of the interview.
Menarche Age (years)###13.03 +- 1.17###12.35 +- 0.95###0.607###1.835###1.102 3.055###0.020*
Major finding: Girls with first menarche before age 12 years with the least parental supervision have alcohol abuse rates three times higher than those with the most supervision.
"Understanding factors that lead to early menarche, especially preventable ones, are important given these long term health implications and increased cancer risk for women."
Lead researcher John Perry, a senior scientist at the University of Cambridge MRC epidemiology unit in the United Kingdom, said, "We hope that with the help of future studies, this will in turn lead to better understanding of the underlying biology behind diseases such as type 2 diabetes and breast cancer." The role of estrogen levels in the development of the diseases were previously evaluated, but a clear link between menarche and health conditions later in life could not be established.