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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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Monostotic FD is the most common presentation of fibrous dysplasia; it consists of a single bone lesion that usually arrests after bone maturation and is found mostly in the femur or ribs.
Activation of the HPG axis accelerates growth and bone maturation as a result of the increased synthesis and secretion of sex hormones, as well as growth hormones, such as serum IGF-1.
Torreblanca, "The influence of nutrition and social environment on the bone maturation of children," Nutricion Hospitalaria, vol.
Hassink, "Effect of obesity on estradiol level, and its relationship to leptin, bone maturation, and bone mineral density in children," Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
For one, dance educators need to understand the delicate balance of bone maturation. According to Lisa Apple, DPT, a physical therapist with Seattle Children's Hospital and a former principal dancer with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the long bones of the feet start ossifying between the ages of 8 and 14.
(7) Some studies have examined the effectiveness of techniques for assessing bone maturation through the analysis of cervical vertebrae.
Some of the detrimental risks that microgravity may have on an embryo include inhibited bone maturation, heart and blood vessel alterations, delayed neural growth, and altered muscle tissue maturation, speculated Marcal.
In addition, calcification around the hip joint, which could be seen on the direct radiograph, showed that the bone maturation (heterotrophic ossification) started earlier.
Equally, important, growth hormone caused no harmful effects such as early bone maturation, progression of kidney disease, or metabolic abnormalities.
Estrogens in males play an important role in the regulation of the gonadotropin feedback, several brain functions, bone maturation, regulation of bone resorption and in lipid metabolism.
Verhaeghe et al., [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.