Flashcards in Physiology Deck (6)
What is the average age of onset of puberty?
11 in girls
11.5 in boys
Define thelarche, adrenarche and menarche
Thelarche: breast budding
Adrenarche: body hair, odour
Menarche: periods begin
Define true central precocious puberty
8 years old for girls
9 years old for boys
What is pubertal delay?
Absence of secondary sexual characteristics in girl aged 13 or boy aged 14
Infants need to develop generalised mass movement before fine motor movement. True/False?
What does the primitive asymmetric tonic neck reflex protect against?
Prevents baby rolling off surfaces
Typically lose reflex by 4 months