onset onset  /ˈɑn ˌsɛt/


  1. (n) the beginning or early stages
  2. (n) (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)



  1. In late-onset Alzheimer's, it's possible that the body cannot balance these two functions of clusterin.
  2. There are certain hormones that control the onset of the adolescent growth spurt and the onset of adolescence.
  3. The onset of World War II cuts a young Jewish boy off from his family and sets him adrift among the peasants of rural Poland.


  1. Commonly-Prescribed Drugs May Influence the Onset and Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

    Multiple drug classes commonly prescribed for common medical conditions are capable of influencing the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Newswise

  2. UPDATE: Police arrest Onset man in connection with stabbing

    Police arrested an Onset man this morning on charges that included assault to murder in connection with a South Plymouth man’s stabbing Sunday morning on Shawnee Drive in Wareham.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Old Colony Memorial & Plymouth Bulletin

  3. National survey finds moms face many physical and emotional challenges after birth; many have concerns about injury ...

    Women giving birth in U.S. hospitals reported experiencing a wide range of physical and emotional conditions as new-onset problems in the first two months after birth. These included pain and infection, urinary and bowel problems, concern with weight control, lack of sexual desire, feelings of stress and depression, and sleep loss and exhaustion.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We had trouble getting into the game in the first few minutes," Tevez said. "We knew Mexico was going to press from the onset, try to take the ball away from us in the first minutes and try to hurt us."
    on Jun 27, 2010 By: Carlos Tevez Source: NDTV.com

  2. "I think in '03 no one expected us to do anything, so we were kind of beating the odds each time," Lowell said. "But I think it's a little different when, from the onset, a lot of people are expecting you to win a world championship and if...
    on Oct 28, 2007 By: Mike Lowell Source: Forbes

  3. Andrea Baccarelli, the lead researcher at the University of Milan in Italy, said: "Heavy alcohol users tend to look haggard, and it is commonly thought heavy drinking leads to premature ageing and earlier onset of diseases of ageing."
    on Apr 21, 2010 By: Andrea Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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