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Puberty, Delayed MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Puberty, Delayed
Tree Number(s)
C19.391.690
Unique ID
D011628
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011628
Annotation
human only
Scope Note
The lack of development of SEXUAL MATURATION in boys and girls at a chronological age that is 2.5 standard deviations above the mean age at onset of PUBERTY in a population. Delayed puberty can be classified by defects in the hypothalamic LHRH pulse generator, the PITUITARY GLAND, or the GONADS. These patients will undergo spontaneous but delayed puberty whereas patients with SEXUAL INFANTILISM will not.
Entry Term(s)
Delayed Puberty
NLM Classification #
WS 450
Previous Indexing
Puberty (1966-1980)
Public MeSH Note
81
History Note
81
Date Established
1981/01/01
Date of Entry
1980/05/09
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Puberty, Delayed Preferred
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