Puberty is the physical transition from childhood into adulthood. It brings about numerous physical changes in the bodies of boys and girls. Mental and emotional changes also occur and it can be a tumultuous time for teenagers. Severe medical problems with puberty are relatively uncommon, but some disorders commonly occur during the time (e.g. acne, menstrual irregularities, etc.).

Introduction: Puberty

Puberty is the time of change when young people begin to develop the outward signs of becoming an adult and when they become able to reproduce (have a baby). Puberty starts when hormones from part of the brain (pituitary gland) ...1

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MeSH Definition: Puberty

Puberty: A period in the human life in which the development of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal system takes place and reaches full maturity. The onset ...2

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  1. Source: Queensland Health: HealthCondition/ condition/ 8/ 96/ 533/ puberty
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

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