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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
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This textbook on gynecologic endocrinology and infertility addresses reproductive physiology; clinical endocrinology, including normal and abnormal sexual development, normal growth and pubertal development, and specific endocrine disorders; contraception; and infertility issues like induction of ovulation, assisted reproductive technologies, recurrent early pregnancy loss, genetics, endometriosis, and ectopic pregnancy.
They also found a directly proportional relationship with BMD with pubertal status, diet, physical activity, sun exposure, and calcium supplement intake.
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Variables including age at presentation, co-morbidities, known family history of benign scrotal disease, Tanner Pubertal Stage, length of follow-up, presence of other scrotal pathology such as testicular torsion/testicular cysts/testicular or epididymal appendages/varicocoeles (to determine whether continued surveillance would be justified), frequency of repeat scanning, clinical outcome, and reason for presentation were captured.
Measuring serum IGF-1 is therefore considered a useful diagnostic tool in determination of the pubertal status of the patient, especially since its levels do not fluctuate throughout the day as GH levels do & could therefore be a reliable indicator of residual growth of mandible.
On physical examination, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and pubertal staging were evaluated.
First, a review of literature on the pubertal boy singer is discussed with reference to historical references, current attitudes, and common practices.
However, epidemiologic data on the potential adverse effects of prenatal exposure to PFASs on pubertal development remain sparse and inconsistent (Christensen et al.
The age of puberty is a moderately heritable trait, with an average heritability of 0.32 [1,2]; normal or disturbed pubertal development is mainly determined by genetic factors [3,4].
The study found that in-vitro exposure to chemicals in personal care products such as phthalates -- found in scented products like perfumes, soaps and shampoos -- parabens -- used as preservatives in cosmetics -- and phenols -- which include triclosan -- advances pubertal age in girls.
The researchers examined the associations between types of adversity with epigenetic, or cellular, age, and pubertal development.