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Puberty

I. Banerjee and P.E. Clayton

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.130902_update_001

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Puberty

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Puberty is characterized by well-defined physical changes as a child moves from the prepubertal state through the stages of puberty to full sexual development. The outward signs usually develop over 3 to 5 years, with significant variation both in the age that puberty starts and the pace at which development proceeds....

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine

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