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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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The commonest being ambiguous genetalia18,21 followed by undescended testes, delayed puberty, micro penis, inguinal hernia and primary amenorrhea.
Male puberty, Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, Gonadotropin releasing hormone receptor mutation, Delayed puberty, Luteinizing hormone, Follicle stimulating hormone, Testosterone
However, reduced expression of GnRH receptor obtained in the current study with pigs fed with SIF-250 and SIF-1250 could be contributory to the delayed puberty observed.
Delayed puberty can result from a variety of disruptions to normal hormone production, including central nervous system lesions, pituitary disorders, autoimmune processes involving the ovaries or other endocrine glands, metabolic and infectious diseases, anorexia or malnutrition, exposure to environmental toxins and over- intensive athletic training.
Skeletal maturity assessment plays a pivotal role in confirming the diagnosis of normal variants of growth such as familial short stature and constitutional delay of growth, in interpreting hormone tests during puberty and in the diagnosis of precocious puberty or delayed puberty.
iii In addition to symptoms such as chronic abdominal pain, weight loss and loose stools,i pediatric CD can affect children in several ways, including potentially contributing to malnutrition, failure to grow and/or delayed puberty.
These PCB-induced brain changes delayed puberty in male offspring and disrupted reproductive cycles in adult female offspring, she reported.
There is a higher incidence of delayed puberty and/or early menopause.
Nasim Ahmad explained that the poor reproductive efficiency due to delayed puberty and longer calving interval was causing major economical losses to the dairy sector.
Klinefelter syndrome is characterized by delayed puberty, and endocrinologically by high serum FSH and LH and low testosterone levels for the child's Tanner stage.
Boys with a simple delayed puberty reach their target height.