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adult

1. a mature fully grown animal or plant
2. Law a person who has attained the age of legal majority (18 years for most purposes)
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Previous authors have questioned the prevailing paradigm of COPD pathogenesis, but the possibility that low lung function in early adulthood can lead to later COPD has never been examined in a long-term, prospective study.
The difference between them and the non-college-educated with regard to the percentage of births within marriage is so striking as to suggest a very different experience of early adulthood.
Part 2 covers crime in adolescence and early adulthood, with material on topics such as general strain theory, racial differences in offending, substance use, and the impact of exposure to violence.
cause of r Impacted wisdom teeth are common when teeth come through in early adulthood.
Earlier, research by the same team had shown younger mice, who had also been bred to develop Alzheimer's but who were given caffeine in their early adulthood, were protected against the onset of memory problems.
The show was unique for its time as it dealt with hard-hitting and often controversial issues affecting young people and showed their transition from childhood to early adulthood.
OBJECTIVES: We sought to examine the association of early adulthood blood pressure with cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality, while accounting for middle-age hypertension.
The behavior resolved without intervention in 90% of cases, however, with just 10% of teenagers who admitted to self-harm during adolescence continuing the behavior into their early adulthood.
Prognosis: Typically early childhood to early adulthood.
In addition, an individual's change in BMI between early adulthood and middle age did not influence these effects.
Researchers have long questioned why patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) tend to manage well through childhood and adolescence, yet succumb to their disease in early adulthood, or why elderly people who lose muscle strength following bed rest find it difficult or impossible to regain.
Most women in early adulthood don't have a lot of extra money and, even if they do, a preventive vaccine like the HPV vaccine may not be high on their list of things to buy.