pubertal delay

pubertal delay

Sexology A delay in puberty beyond the normal upper age limit for its completion–ie, age 13 in ♀ and 15 in ♂; PD may reflect a timing error, or it may be associated with a permanent hormone defect in gonads, pituitary gland, or hypothalamus. See Premature puberty.
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Six patients from five families, all born to consanguineous parents, presented at adolescent ages, mostly with symptoms of pubertal delay and hypertension.
None of the patients had ocular damage, severe muscular atrophy, growth failure, pubertal delay and secondary amyloidosis.
Role of gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor mutations in patients with a wide spectrum of pubertal delay. Fertil.
However, higher serum leptin levels as well as a higher leptin mRNA expression in the WAT and testis accompanied the pubertal delay, decreased testicular mass, and reduced gonadotropin levels in PND30 [alpha]-/- animals.
Short stature and pubertal delay in cystic fibrosis.
[2] reported in their series of 180 cases that all patients had microcephaly and pubertal delay, 97% had hirsutism, and 68% were of low birth weight.
The product is intended to treat paediatric Crohn's disease, which is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation, or swelling, across the lining of the digestive tract, resulting in growth failure, malnutrition, pubertal delay and bone demineralisation.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 21, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Potentially irreversible medical complications of eating disorders include growth retardation, pubertal delay or arrest, osteoporosis and risk of fractures.
Turner syndrome (TS), in which there is loss of all or part of one sex chromosome, occurs in one in 2500 live-born females and is associated with characteristic findings, such as growth failure, pubertal delay, and cardiac anomalies (1).
Pubertal delay was not observed, and in 9/10 cases there was normal progression of puberty, which strongly indicates that there is a good prognosis regarding spontaneous puberty in PGD patients reared as males when at least one testis may be kept in the scrotum.
A lead-induced decrement in IGF-1 may contribute to gonadotropin inhibition and pubertal delay. Specifically, IGF-1 has been shown to activate GnRH in vitro (Zhen et al.
Low energy intake contributes to health problems such as pubertal delay, irregularities in the menstrual cycle, (4,5) low estrogen, and bone loss.