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The stage of adolescence in which an individual becomes physiologically capable of sexual reproduction.

[Middle English puberte, from Old French, from Latin pūbertās, from pūbēs, pūber-, adult.]

pu′ber·tal, pu′ber·al (-bər-əl) adj.
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Adj.1.pubertal - of or related to puberty


adj puberal
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Testosterone, growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1 increase during the pubertal period (Bailey et al.
Consistent with the timing of the pubertal period, peak concentrations occurred at the ages of 13-14 years in girls and at 15-16 years in boys, with slightly higher values in girls than in boys.
Increased duration of exposure to lead does not produce more profound toxic effects on circulating testosterone, sperm concentration, and sperm production rate in animals whose dosing began at the beginning of the pubertal period (22).