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The Endocrinology of Male Puberty

  • M. A. Preece
  • N. Cameron
  • M. C. Donmall
  • D. B. Dunger
  • A. T. Holder
  • Janet-Baines Preece
  • Glynis Sharp
  • A. M. Taylor
  • J. Seth
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Abstract

Over the last 10 years there have been a number of reports of the endocrinological events that occur during normal puberty. These studies, some cross-sectional and some longitudinal in design, have recently been the subject of reviews by Sizonenko (1978) and Tanner (1980). In the majority of these studies a variety of different hormones have been the subject of the subject of the investigation but they have usually included luteinising hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and prolactin (PRL) representing the pituitary peptide hormones, and a great variety of adrenal and gonadal steroids. Mostly the changes in hormone concentrations have been related to chronological age and pubertal stages as formalised by Tanner (1962). Only rarely have bone-age data been available. The auxological data for comparison with the hormonal data has, in general, been skimpy, depending mostly upon the puberty stages and measurement of height or weight.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Preece
    • 1
  • N. Cameron
    • 1
  • M. C. Donmall
    • 1
  • D. B. Dunger
    • 1
  • A. T. Holder
    • 1
  • Janet-Baines Preece
    • 1
  • Glynis Sharp
    • 1
  • A. M. Taylor
    • 1
  • J. Seth
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Growth and Development, Institute of Child HealthUniversity of LondonEngland
  2. 2.Immunoassay Section, Department of Clinical ChemistryUniversity of EdinburghEngland

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