Physical changes of puberty

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Abstract

Major physical changes occur during puberty that lead to development of secondary sexual characteristics, alterations in lean body mass and fat distribution, and rapid skeletal growth terminated by fusion of the epiphysis and final adult stature. Sex differences in the adolescent growth spurt produce the characteristic sexual dimorphism in shape and proportions seen in young adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalEndocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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