The pathophysiology of precocious puberty

D. L. Loriaux

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Advances in understanding of normal puberty have clarified many of the mechanisms underlying precocity and led in several instances to better therapy. The essential diagnostic task is to determine if the normal process has been triggered prematurely or if an abnormal process (usually inappropriate sex steroid secretion) has circumvented the normal physiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-61
Number of pages7
JournalHospital Practice
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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