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Puberty

A period in the human life in which the development of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal system takes place and reaches full maturity. The onset of synchronized endocrine events in puberty lead to the capacity for reproduction (FERTILITY), development of secondary SEX CHARACTERISTICS, and other changes seen in ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT.

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Tree Number(s): G08.686.760, G08.686.841.374

MeSH Unique ID: D011627

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  • Puberties

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