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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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Syndrome characterized by osteitis fibrosa disseminate, areas of pigmentation and endocrine dysfunction with precocious puberty in females.
Organochlorine pesticides are believed to be responsible for precocious puberty that occurred in girls immigrating at very young ages from countries using dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT); breast development occurred at 8 years of age and menarche at 10 years of age in these girls.
Doctors checked her hormone levels and found she had a high rate of oestrogen and she was diagnosed with precocious puberty immediately.
In idiopathic central precocious puberty, the most common form of precocious puberty, sexual development occurs without known cause before age 8 in girls and age 9 in boys.
A research team of environmental health at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) has verified that DEHP in the environment can lead to children's allergy and asthma and girls' precocious puberty.
Even with cortisol replacement, persistent elevation of ACTH from the pituitary gland results in excessive androgen levels leading to virilization of females including precocious puberty, menstrual irregularity, short stature, hirsutism, acne and fertility problems.
The tests revealed that the boy was suffering from precocious puberty.
These include an epidemic of premature breast development and early puberty in Puerto Rico, linked to dairy and meat products, and studies from Hungary and Italy where female children with precocious puberty had increased ZEN levels in their serum.
Both precocious puberty and low-level mercury are per se high-profile topics of public health interest.
The original description of McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) included diffuse fibrous dysplasia, cafe-au-lait macules, and precocious puberty (1,2).