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Bone Age

[′bōn ‚āj]
(archeology)
A prehistoric period of human culture characterized by the use of implements made of bone and antler.
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These results are consistent with those of another study that evaluated mandibular length and verified differences between genders in comparing bone maturation and Class I and II malocclusion.
Hublin's group used computed tomography scans to assess signs of bone maturation in the fossil, known as the Mojokerto child, and in modern skulls from 159 children and 201 young chimpanzees.
Growth retardation, increased fetal motility, or accelerated fetal bone maturation also can be signs of fetal hyperthyroidism.
High-dose growth hormone treatment triggers rapid bone maturation and early onset of puberty in prepubescent children with idiopathic short stature, compared with controls, reported Dr.
The rationale behind this treatment is that azoles inhibit estrogen-dependent bone maturation. This leads to a delayed closure of the epiphysial growth plates and thereby allows growth.
Also, estrogen's role in bone maturation raises the question of whether alcohol use during adolescence has long-term effects on bone health.
It has been suggested that monostotic fibrous dysplasia occurs secondarily to an arrest of bone maturation. [4] It has also been proposed that fibrous dysplasia might be associated with increased levels of steroid hormone receptors (receptors of estrogens or progesterone).
If left unchecked, bone maturation will advance ahead of linear growth, with stunting as the ultimate result.
Half didn't receive any drugs that might growth or bone maturation; the other group received growth hormone.
Elevated aromatase activity not only causes gynecomastia but also leads to other undesired effects such as increased rates of linear growth and bone maturation (1,2,3,7,8,9).
They enhance the response to growth hormone, stimulate cartilage growth and differentiation, and promote bone maturation and resorption.