Growth and Development

  • A. Prader


Growth is due to an increase in the number and size of the body cells and to the development of cartilagenous and osseous substances. Ana- bolism exceeds catabolism in the continuous process of transformation of protoplasm and bone tissue in the growing organism. In other words, growth is an anabolic process. This process is characterized clinically by an increase in height and weight, and metabolically in particular by retention (positive balance) of water, nitrogen and electrolytes.


Luteinizing Hormone Precocious Puberty Bone Development Pubic Hair Secondary Sexual Characteristic 
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Pubertas tarda

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