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Related to prepuberty: precocious puberty, Premature puberty


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

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


(Biology) the two or three-year period before the onset of puberty
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Noun1.prepuberty - a period of two years immediately prior to the onset of puberty when growth and changes leading to sexual maturity occur
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
childhood - the time of person's life when they are a child
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Bovine colostrum promotes healing and exerts the anti-aging effect by increasing IGF-1 to prepuberty levels, thereby increasing muscle mass and strength.
Carskadon and her colleagues have demonstrated that while the adolescent brain is more capable of staying awake later in the day, it still requires the same amount of sleep as it did during prepuberty.
1) About 15% of the general population can affect migraine with a male: female ratio of about 1:1 in prepuberty and 1:3 in post pubertal age.
Decreased spermatogenic and androgenic testicular functionsin adult rats submitted to immobilization-induced stressfrom prepuberty, BImramziolibainli zJoatuiornna sl toref sMs iend aicdaul lat nmda Blei orlaotgsical Research, 31: 1443-1448.
Research has shown that during prepuberty, boys are twice as likely as girls to need psychotherapy.
The transition from prepuberty to sexual maturity entails rapid physical, hormonal, and behavioral development.
For gynecologists, Marshburn and Hurst, who work in obstetrics and gynecology, draw together 11 chapters that examine the management of abnormal menstrual bleeding at different life stages, including infancy, prepuberty, puberty, child bearing, and menopause and after.