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pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs),
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]
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precocious

(prĭ-kō′shəs)
adj.
Showing unusually early development or maturity.

pre·coc′i·ty (-kŏs′ĭ-tē), pre·co′cious·ness n.
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pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs)
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs)
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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There are two possible approaches to treatment: treat the underlying condition that caused precocious puberty, or change the hormonal balance in the body to stop sexual development.
According to Weise et al (13), height velocity SDS is correlated inversely with markers of the severity of prior estrogen exposure, including duration of precocious puberty before treatment start and Tanner breast stage.
Puberty was considered precocious using a standard measure for boys: testicle growth (larger than 3 cubic centimeters, or about 0.19 cubic inches) before age 9.
(*) p=0.039: Difference between the 1st year BMI >95p patient rates between two groups, ([dagger]) p: 0.02: Difference between the 2nd year BMI >95p patient rates between two groups CPP: Central precocious puberty, BMI: Body mass index Note: Table made from bar graph.
A basal serum LH level [greater than or equal to]0.83 mIU/mL, with puberty precocious findings described above, was accepted as activation of the HPG axis (12).
Children who were taking medication capable of causing precocious puberty were excluded from the study.
"We've had precocious two-year-olds, but we don't seem to get them nowadays," Said Stoute.
Arbor Pharmaceuticals LLC reported on Friday the receipt of approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Triptodur for the treatment of pediatric patients with central precocious puberty (CPP) in partnership with Debiopharm International SA, part of Debiopharm Group, a Swiss biopharmaceutical company.
Hypothalamic hamartomas are an important cause of precocious puberty and epilepsy in young patients.
[9] Hypothalamic hamartomas affect children from infancy onward and commonly cause seizures, precocious puberty, abnormalities in endocrine function and cognitive and behavioral problems.
In central precocious puberty (CPP, also known as gonadotropin-releasing hormone [GnRH]-dependent precocious puberty), the GnRH pulse secretion and release are increased due to early activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, resulting in gonadal development and appearance of secondary sexual characteristics.