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Related to prepubertal: pubescence


The period of life immediately before puberty, often marked by accelerated physical growth.

pre·pu′ber·tal, pre·pu′ber·al (-bər-əl) adj.


(priːˈpjuːbətəl) or


(Biology) relating to prepuberty
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Adj.1.prepubertal - (especially of human beings) at the age immediately before puberty; often marked by accelerated growth
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
immature - not yet mature


adj prepuberal
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Sections showed a fallopian tube, testicular tissue comprising prepubertal tubuli seminiferi with an interstitium with Leydig cell hyperplasia, and a small rim of ovarian stroma.
For example, oocytes derived from prepubertal animals performed poorly even though these oocytes were BCB+; only 12% and 4% of BCB+ oocytes derived from prepubertal heifers and prepubertal goats formed blastocysts, respectively (Rodriguez-Gonzalez et al.
In the present analysis, we investigated the association of prepubertal serum concentrations of HCB, [beta]HCH, and p,p'-DDE with age at male sexual maturity in the same cohort of Russian boys.
The results of this 12-month study show that the triptorelin 6-month formulation is efficacious in suppressing the pituitary release of LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), and consequently the gonadal secretion of estradiol in girls and testosterone in boys to prepubertal levels, with favorable effects on progression of clinical signs of puberty and bone maturation.
We reviewed the literature for patients diagnosed with Klinefelter syndrome before puberty with penoscrotal malformations; we searched PubMed using key words: Klinefelter syndrome, hypospadias, prepubertal age, chordee, bifid scrotum, and scrotal transposition (Table 1).
Another option is the use of a gonadotro-pin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist during therapy to induce a prepubertal state, with the hypothetical goal to decrease damage to immature oocytes.
Could mean platelet volume among complete blood count parameters be a surrogate marker of metabolic syndrome in prepubertal children?
There are 53 chapters divided into sections: prepubertal girls; concerns in prepubertal girls and in adolescents; and adolescent girls.
Klasik Klinefelter sendromlu olgularda prepubertal donemde bu ozellikler genellikle klinik olarak farkedilebilecek duzeyde degildir.
3) In another 8 month study, prepubertal boys were randomized into a control or intervention group which had three 30 minute sessions of moderate physical activity per week.