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1

What is the average age of onset of puberty?

11 in girls
11.5 in boys

2

Define thelarche, adrenarche and menarche

Thelarche: breast budding
Adrenarche: body hair, odour
Menarche: periods begin

3

Define true central precocious puberty

Early puberty
8 years old for girls
9 years old for boys

4

What is pubertal delay?

Absence of secondary sexual characteristics in girl aged 13 or boy aged 14

5

Infants need to develop generalised mass movement before fine motor movement. True/False?

True

6

What does the primitive asymmetric tonic neck reflex protect against?

Prevents baby rolling off surfaces
Typically lose reflex by 4 months