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Puberty MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Puberty
Tree Number(s)
G08.686.760
G08.686.841.374
Unique ID
D011627
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011627
Annotation
human only: for animal use AGING; GROWTH or SEX MATURATION
Scope Note
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.
See Also
Sexual Maturation
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/06/17
Puberty Preferred
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