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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.
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(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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In young children (prepuberty), the sebaceous glands are usually small and immature with much less vacuolated lipid content.
So as we age through prepuberty to puberty, there is a worsening of skin barrier function and the development of dysbiosis, which may predispose to acne.
Hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis during infancy, early and late prepuberty in an aromatase-deficient girl who is a compound heterozygote for two new point mutations of the CYP19 gene.
At my age, life unfurled across a spectrum of predictability: passing periods, playdates, prepuberty. So my mother's tales, lyricized in honey-smooth Chinese, were welcomed by both me and--if you could get her to admit it--my high-school-age sister.
As observed in Figure 4, the LIN28B gene was highly expressed in the hypothalamus and ovary at prepuberty stages, and its expression was significantly decreased from prepuberty to puberty (p<0.05) but was extremely stable from puberty to postpuberty (p>0.05).
Interaction between calcium intake and menarcheal age on bone mass gain: an eight-year follow-up study from prepuberty to postmenarche.
At the beginning of treatment, three children were in prepuberty, the girl with breast Tanner stage <2, and the boys with testicles <4 mL volume.
Because BW curves change through postnatal development, we analyzed BW subdivided into three distinct life phases: prepuberty (P1-P21), adolescence (P28-P56), and adulthood (P63-P91), and ran a repeated-measures ANOVA within each life stage (Gillette et al.
The literature review clearly shows that the optimal age for repair has changed from preschool age to prepuberty and adolescence.
Puberty status was assessed by trained pediatricians according to the Tanner method, which includes five genital (G) stages ranging from stage G1, prepuberty to stage G5, and postpuberty.
The accuracy of qualitative and quantitative measurements can differ, and diet around the time of puberty onset may be less relevant than prepuberty [23].
Although frequencies of clinical characteristics were different between ethnicities, especially in Asian and African people, which provided evidence for genetic counseling [9], FXS is still difficult to be diagnosed on the account of a lack of an obvious phenotype at birth and during prepuberty in clinic.