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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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Precocious puberty and normal variant puberty: Definition, etiology, diagnosis and current management.
She was initiated on a trial of an aromatase inhibitor for management of precocious puberty. She sustained recurrent fractures of her femur and received a course of bisphosphonate therapy.
The diagnosis of central precocious puberty (CPP) was made clinically and was supported by biochemical findings.
The FFQ was based on the most frequently consumed foods that were clinically considered possibly related to precocious puberty, including vegetables, fruit, red meat, white meat, aquatic and sea food, desserts and snacks, fried foods, neogala, protein powder, dairy product, and soft drinks with a scale covering 5 levels of food intake frequency.
Treatment and outcomes of precocious puberty: an update.
Report of a case in which the condition was combined with precocious puberty, multiple pigmentation of the skin and hyperthyroidism.
Neurosurgical treatment of hypothalamic hamartomas causing precocious puberty. Journal of Neurosurgery.
Adrenal Insufficiency (AI) is a condition characteried by deficiency in cortisol, an essential hormone in regulating metabolism and the response to stress.AI has been identified as a rare disease in Europe where there are estimatedto be approximately 4,000 sufferers younger than the age of six.Currently there are no licensed hydrocortisone preparations in Europe specifically designed to treat these young patients.These children are often administered compounded adult tabletsor other unlicensed products.Poor control of disease can result in precocious puberty in young children, virilization in girls and chronic fatigue leading to a poor quality of life in adulthood resulting in increased morbidity and mortality.
Generally, HHs are very rare conditions mostly presenting with precocious puberty, gelastic epilepsy, and cognitive difficulties [2, 4].
When he was seven years old he developed signs of precocious puberty and was treated with triptorelin 3.75 mg (intramuscular) once a month between 2007 and 2011.
The best evidence comes from GnRHa treatment of central precocious puberty in children, which has mixed results.