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PUBERTY, civil law. The age in boys after fourteen years until full age, and in girls after twelve years until full age. Ayl. Pand. 63; Hall's Pract. 14; Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. tom. 6, p. 100; Inst. 1, 22; Dig. 1, 7, 40, 1; Code, 5, 60, 3.

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Christopher Dean and Tim Cole at University College London, who studied the microscopic structure of adult molars to rebuild the pace of their development, found that the roots of chimpanzee molars go through a growth spurt as the teeth erupt through the gum, most likely to provide more stability for biting and chewing.
In other words, not only does sleep predict a growth spurt in length, but it also predicts an increase in weight and abdominal fat, implying an anabolic process -- growth.
But even teens who start their growth spurts late--most often because their Parents were also "late bloomers"--usually end up reaching their adult height by the time they graduate from high school.
After scrutinizing the remains of four tyrannosaur species, researchers suggest that the beasts went through a substantial teenage growth spurt.
Unfortunately, there's no clear answer While the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science has recommended making dance classes less physically stressful for dancers during the adolescent growth spurt [see Presstime News, Dance Magazine, April, page 37], I don't know of any dance schools that have eliminated stressful movements to the knees, such as grand plies.
But the plot is as characteristically insane as anything in Almodovar's past, which makes the movie less a career-peak change of course than the most welcome of artistic growth spurts, a masterpiece constructed on the solid foundation of everything he's previously tried and learned.
All of us have heard about the challenges of growth spurts.
For teens, who need extra calcium for growth spurts, the situation is far worse.
When the company experiences growth spurts, the software helps to manage the influx of new employees with the ease of automation.