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me·nar·che

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

[men(o)- + Greek arkhē, beginning (from arkhein, to begin).]

me·nar′che·al adj.

menarche

(mɛˈnɑːkɪ)
n
(Physiology) the first occurrence of menstruation in a woman's life
[C20: New Latin, from Greek mēn month + arkhē beginning]
menˈarcheal, menˈarchial adj

men•ar•che

(məˈnɑr ki, ˈmɛn ɑr-)

n.
the first menstrual period; the establishment of menstruation.
[1895–1900; men- + Greek archḗ beginning]
men•ar′che•al, men•ar′chi•al, adj.

me·nar·che

(mə-när′kē)
The first menstrual period.

menarche

When a girl starts menstruating, usually at about 13 years of age.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.menarche - the first occurrence of menstruation in a woman
start - the beginning of anything; "it was off to a good start"
Translations
ménarche

me·nar·che

n. menarca, inicio de la menstruación.

menarche

n menarquia, menarca, primera menstruación
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6] however, found no statistically significant association with age of pubertal onset and weight, whether normal or overweight, while the menarcheal age of the overweight and obese was significantly lower than girls with normal weight.
Because of the fast changing scenario in the income sources, food habits, health care facilities, and type of social life people are living, menarcheal age has been declined.
For instance, a study conducted on evolutionary medicine3 showed that the average menarcheal age decreased by 4 years in the modern West over the last 150 years.
The rapidly enlarging pelvic mass may produce pressure symptoms on the bladder or rectum, and menstrual irregularities may occur in menarcheal patients.
Fractures in healthy females followed from childhood to early adulthood are associated with later menarcheal age and with impaired bone microstructure at peak bone mass.
A well-formulated and pretested questionnaire was distributed to collect the data about age, sex, family occupation, family monthly income, dietary habits, and menarcheal profile.
n-ta-||ken's description is strikingly similar to those of menarcheal rites observed among a range of Khoekhoe groups, including the Nama (Hoernle 1918) and the Korana (Maingard 1932: 141-2; Engelbrecht 1936), and extant among Griqua populations in the Northern Cape today (Waldman 2003: 662).
6 years, and 48% were postmenarcheal, 29% were premenarcheal, and menarcheal status was unknown in 33%.
One study reported that 18 of 75 dancers exhibited stress fractures, with the incidence of fractures higher among those experiencing delayed menarche, as well as a rising incidence of stress fractures with increasing menarcheal age.
The factors affecting the relation between the menarcheal age of mother and daughter, Child: care health and development, 31(3): 303-308.