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Puberty, Delayed

"Puberty, Delayed" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The lack of development of SEXUAL MATURATION in boys and girls at a chronological age that is 2.5 standard deviations above the mean age at onset of PUBERTY in a population. Delayed puberty can be classified by defects in the hypothalamic LHRH pulse generator, the PITUITARY GLAND, or the GONADS. These patients will undergo spontaneous but delayed puberty whereas patients with SEXUAL INFANTILISM will not.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Puberty, Delayed" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Puberty, Delayed" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 51 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2010 and 2012
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