thelarche


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thelarche

 [the-lahr´ke]
beginning of development of the breast at puberty.

the·lar·che

(thē-lar'kē), Avoid the mispronunciation the'larche.
The beginning of development of the breasts in the female.
[thel- + G. archē, beginning]

thelarche

/the·lar·che/ (the-lahr´ke) the beginning of development of the breasts at puberty.

thelarche

[thilär′kē]
Etymology: Gk, thele, nipple, archaios, beginning
the beginning of female pubertal breast development, normally occurring between 9 and 13 years of age. Thelarche occurs before puberty at the beginning of the phase of rapid growth. Premature thelarche is precocious breast development in a female without other evidence of sexual maturation. Compare menarche.

thelarche

Gynecology Peripubertal enlargement of the breasts

the·lar·che

(thē-lahr'kē)
The beginning of development of the breasts in the female.
[thel- + G. archē, beginning]
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4,6) Regardless of cause, sonography shows hypoechoic breast tissue in the subareolar area, similar to that seen in early stages of normal breast development in female adolescents and in premature thelarche (Figure 1B and Figure
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Although precocious puberty includes thelarche and adrenarche, some important differences exist.
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For more than 2 decades, their island has hosted an inexplicable epidemic of premature breast development, or thelarche.
The researchers looked at 859 white girls aged 9-10 years and followed them through puberty and beyond, looking specifically at whether their pubertal development was asynchronous for adrenarche and thelarche.
The great majority of children will progress through the very orderly and classic sequence from thelarche to adrenarche and menarche with no problems.
One case-control investigation of an apparent rise in premature thelarche in Puerto Rico seen in the late 1970s suggested that soy formula was associated (Am.
Source: New England Journal of Medicine BMI of Girls Asynchronous for Pubertal Development Entered Thelarche 21.