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Descriptor English: Puberty
Descriptor Spanish: Pubertad
Descriptor Portuguese: Puberdade
Descriptor French: Puberté
Entry term(s): Puberties
Tree number(s): G08.686.760
G08.686.841.374
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011627
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.
Annotation: human only: for animal use AGING; GROWTH or SEX MATURATION
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
DE drug effects
EH ethnology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PX psychology
RE radiation effects
UR urine
Related: Sexual Maturation MeSH
DeCS ID: 29534
Unique ID: D011627
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Puberty - Preferred
Concept UI M0018081
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.
Preferred term Puberty
Entry term(s) Puberties



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