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Puberty, Precocious

"Puberty, Precocious" 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.

Development of SEXUAL MATURATION in boys and girls at a chronological age that is 2.5 standard deviations below the mean age at onset of PUBERTY in the population. This early maturation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis results in sexual precocity, elevated serum levels of GONADOTROPINS and GONADAL STEROID HORMONES such as ESTRADIOL and TESTOSTERONE.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Puberty, Precocious" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Puberty, Precocious" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 63 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2006 and 2012 and 2017
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