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

pre·pu′ber·tal, pre·pu′ber·al (-bər-əl) adj.
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(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, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
immature - not yet mature
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adj prepuberal
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The Freelife Kid AP study is a multi-center, randomized assessment of the efficacy of closed-loop insulin therapy in prepubertal children, comparing nocturnal and 24-hour use of Control-IQ technology over 18 weeks, followed by an 18-week extension.
Although the issue has been clouded by reports of GCNIS in prepubertal children, thanks in part to misinterpretations of maturation-delayed germ cells, careful studies by a number of different investigative groups (15-19) have now firmly established that the pediatric germ cell tumors are not related to GCNIS and that GCNIS essentially does not occur in young (prepubertal-aged) children outside of a disorder of sex development, where gonadoblastoma, a distinctive morphologic manifestation of GCNIS, may often serve as the precursor.
Since the clinical findings were consistent with prepubertal lichen sclerosus (LS), the CPS case was closed and the patient was referred to Pediatric Gynecology.
Patients' weight, height, and BMI percentile values were compatible with values of healthy children, and 53.8% of patients were in the prepubertal stages.
Pediatric patients with bipolar disorder, both prepubertal and adolescents, often suffer from comorbld disorders.
Sonja Soininen, M.D., from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, and colleagues examined the associations and interactions of 25(OH)D and related gene variants with lipids in 419 prepubertal white children aged 6 to 8 years.
In the prepubertal period, LH, FSH and total testosterone levels were all in prepubertal ranges.
This case highlights the limitations of available testing to diagnose prepubertal patients with disorders of sex development (DSDs), which cause frustration among clinicians.
This guide introduces mental health professionals to the gender affirmative model for working with transgender and gender expansive prepubertal children and their families.
Beyond genetic factors, the higher prepubertal height from SW may be explained by timing and type of discipline practiced (34).
Prepubertal girls and postmenopausal women tend to have labial adhesions as a result of low estrogen levels.
Reference ranges of 17-OHP were 0.2-2.3 nmol/L for newborns and infants, 0.1-2.7 nmol/L for prepubertal children, 0.1-5.4 nmol/L for pubertal boys, 0.1-8 nmol/L for pubertal girls, 0.4-2.1 nmol/L for post-menarche girls during the follicular phase, and 1.0-8.7 nmol/L for post-menarche girls during the luteal phase.[13,14]