Definitions for age of onset
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word age of onset
Age of onset
The age of onset is a medical term referring to the age at which an individual acquires, develops, or first experiences a condition or symptoms of a disease or disorder. For instance, the general age of onset for the spinal disease scoliosis is "10-15 years old," meaning that most people develop scoliosis when they are of an age between ten and fifteen years. Diseases are often categorized by their ages of onset as congenital, infantile, juvenile, or adult.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Age of Onset
The age or period of life at which a disease or the initial symptoms or manifestations of a disease appear in an individual.
Find a translation for the age of onset definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these age of onset definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"age of onset." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 17 Apr. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/age of onset>.