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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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From the above results, we concluded that LIN28B gene was distributed in the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis (HPGA), which participates in the onset of puberty regulation.
The normal age range for the onset of puberty in girls was 8-13 according to cross-sectional data in the 1960s.
Despite efforts to promote early referral of short SGA children during the last decennium in most European countries, a variable percentage of short SGA children still consults for growth-promoting therapy around the onset of puberty (up to 17% in Belgium).
Taken together, it is, therefore, inferred that probably leptin secreted in the adipose tissue via its receptor leptin receptor through the JAK2/STA3 signal pathways, promote the upregulation of KISS1, which activates TRPC5, and, inhibit the release of NPY, thereby promoting the release of GnRH, thus hastening the onset of puberty in goat.
Neurobiological mechanisms of the onset of puberty in primates.
The onset of puberty was accepted as Tanner breast stage 2 (B2--appearance of breast bud).
"High fat diet is thought to accelerate the onset of puberty but our work demonstrates that rats fed a high salt diet even with a high fat diet will still show a delay in puberty onset."
IT SOUNDS like you're feeling some of the first mood swings caused by the onset of puberty.
In the studies about age at menarche, it has been found that when schizophrenic and non-schizophrenic patients were asked their age at menarche, the answers given by them and by their mothers were coherent and it was concluded that questioning only the age at menarche would be reliable and adequate in reflecting the onset of puberty and estrogen secretion (28,32,33).
It is the self-perception issue - am I man enough?" He continued that penis size can become such a huge badge of progress because there is such a variation in the onset of puberty. He suggests that one should work on improving their-self confidence to overcome penis size-related issues and that surgery should be their last option.
It appears that alcohol use delays the onset of puberty.
"With the age of the onset of puberty continuing to fall, there is a substantial need for a collection developed exclusivity for the 5 million-plus 8- to 14-year-olds in the United States, with over 50% experiencing puberty before the age of 10," says Kind2Skin USA chief operating officer Rochelle Diaz.