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glossary:puberty [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +A complex biologic and psychologic process involving sexual development,​ accelerated growth, and adrenal maturation heralded by the secretion of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) from a part of the brain called the hypothalamus. This event is the first known step in the reproductive cascade. It initiates the pulsatile release of gonadotropins,​ gonadal secretion of sex steroids, pubertal development,​ and gametogenesis (the production of sperm and ova). 
 +The word puberty derives from the Latin pubertas: coming to the age of manhood.
 +Common Misspellings:​ purberty ​
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