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a person's age measured by matching their bone development (as shown by X rays) with bone development of an average person of known chronological age

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The results of this 12-month study show that the triptorelin 6-month formulation is efficacious in suppressing the pituitary release of LH (luteinizing hormone) and FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), and consequently the gonadal secretion of estradiol in girls and testosterone in boys to prepubertal levels, with favorable effects on progression of clinical signs of puberty and bone maturation.
1999] postulated in their study that there was a delay in bone maturation in foetuses of diabetic rats with a lower number of ossification centres, a wider hypertrophic chondrocyte zone, and lower plasma osteocalcin levels observed.
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.
The rationale behind this treatment is that azoles inhibit estrogen-dependent bone maturation.
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.