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Noun1.adrenarche - the increase in activity of the adrenal glands just before pubertyadrenarche - the increase in activity of the adrenal glands just before puberty
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In boys, virilization of the genitalia and testicular enlargement are cues of HPG activation, whereas pubic hair growth is often associated with adrenarche (Havelock et al.
Chapters address the principles, enzymes, and pathways of human steroidogenesis; glucocorticoid action, receptors, and therapy; the secretion and action of aldosterone; adrenal insufficiency; adrenal causes of hypercortisolism; defects of adrenal steroidogenesis; adrenarche and adrenopause; adrenal gland imaging; adrenocortical carcinoma; primary mineralcorticoid excess syndromes and hypertension; mineralcorticoid deficiency; pheochromocytoma; adrenal surgery; and Cushing's syndrome.
He had visual impairment, lumbar scoliosis, premature adrenarche, and follicular plugging.
Santos replied that the child had extensive labial hypertrophy due to chronic masturbation and experienced no complications as a result of surgery The girl also had been diagnosed with precocious adrenarche.
The classical form presents in infancy, and the nonclassical form presents later in childhood, leading to growth acceleration, premature adrenarche, or menstrual abnormalities.