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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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Comparisons were made for one-year prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) among women who reported first use of OCs in adolescence versus women who never used OCs and women who first used OCs in adulthood.
The research further revealed that 31% would consider buying a lawnmower as defining their adulthood, closely followed by an iron (28%).
The findings explored that paternal exercise had a significant impact on the metabolic health of offspring well into their adulthood.
In a narrative that weaves between past and present, real and imaginary, their boundaries, and those between childhood and adulthood, become less clear.
Adulthood is not a fixed stage which is attained at a specific age.
Should there be a definitive age that comes wrapped in a shiny gift box labelled adulthood or should adulthood depend on an individuals circumstances?
Being overweight at 7 and then still overweight at 13 or in early adulthood was positively associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes, with stronger associations at older ages at overweight and younger ages at diagnosis of the disease.
Many previous studies have already suggested that close relationships during adulthood can boost physical health, lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease and reducing high blood pressure.
* Meagen Balzer: Streamwood High, English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood;
After two introductory essays, the contributors trace and develop the vocational aspects of all the stages of human life in six chapters: childhood, adolescence, younger adulthood, middle adulthood, late adulthood, and older adulthood.
"Emerging Adulthood is a time of life when many different directions remain possible, when little about the future has been decided for certain" (Arnett, 2000, p.