menarche

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menarche

[mə′när·kē]
(physiology)
The onset of menstruation.
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Analysis by stepwise multiple linear regression showed that the girls that had the most pronounced stunting and thereafter the most accelerated catch-up growth were those who had the earliest menarcheal age (12).
Physical similarity of and disclosure of menarcheal status to friends: Effects of grade and pubertal status.
While only the adolescent female (and those she chooses to tell) knows her menarcheal status, breast development is noticeable to all.
Recall of early menstrual history and menarcheal body size: after 30 years, how well do women remember?
Interactive effects of menarcheal status and dating on dieting and disordered eating among adolescent girls.
Confounders included gravidity, parity, age at first pregnancy, age at last pregnancy, lactation, family history of breast cancer, age at menarche, current body mass index, oral contraceptive use, menarcheal status at explosion, menopause status at diagnosis, weight, height, smoking, and alcohol consumption.