Androgens and puberty

@article{Rogol2002AndrogensAP,
  title={Androgens and puberty},
  author={Alan D. Rogol},
  journal={Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology},
  year={2002},
  volume={198},
  pages={25-29}
}
  • A. Rogol
  • Published 30 December 2002
  • Biology
  • Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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