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adolescence

noun adulescentia, immaturity, juvenility, minority, nonage, puberty, pubescence, puerility, youth
See also: nonage

ADOLESCENCE, persons. That age which follows puberty and precedes the age of majority; it commences for males at fourteen, and for females at twelve years completed, and continues till twenty-one years complete.

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Physical activity declines during the transition from childhood through adolescence.
In Harry's world, it turns out that the everyday struggles of adolescence are scarier than anything a dark lord - even one raised from the dead - can muster.
Klein JD and the Committee on Adolescence, Adolescent pregnancy: current trends and issues, Pediatrics, 2005, 116(1):281-286.
Although the rates of depression are reported to be approximately the same in boys and girls before adolescence, and slightly elevated in boys at pre-pubescence, the predominance of depression among girls is well established by mid-adolescence, and continues into young adulthood and middle age.
Research shows up to 30% of adult obesity begins with being overweight during childhood or adolescence.
Age becomes a critical element in discussing adolescence because, to put puberty much later in earlier historical periods seems to imply that we now face unique sexual problems about adolescence.
But if a person gets an Epstein-Barr infection after the onset of adolescence, the virus can cause infectious mononucleosis.
To examine the effects of past milk consumption on current BMD, recalls of past milk consumption during childhood and adolescence were administered to 118 Caucasian college women aged 18 to 30 years.
And as the camera records their entry into adolescence, the girls become perceptibly, if slightly, stranger to each other, infinitesimally more distant.
In many ways, adolescence is the healthiest and most resilient period of the lifespan.
Anything can happen in adolescence," wrote Agnes de Mille about that tremulous age in which we are almost unbearably sensitive.
Now we are invited to think about the existence of adolescence as a specific stage of development among the peoples of the premodern West.