Diurnal rhythms of luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, testosterone, and estradiol secretion before the onset of female puberty in short children.

@article{Mitamura2000DiurnalRO,
  title={Diurnal rhythms of luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, testosterone, and estradiol secretion before the onset of female puberty in short children.},
  author={Rieko Mitamura and Koichi Yano and Naoko Suzuki and Yukihiko Ito and Yuji Makita and Akihiro Okuno},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2000},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={1074-80}
}
To investigate hormonal changes before the onset of female puberty, we measured LH and FSH in serum samples drawn every 20 min for 24 h and measured testosterone and estradiol hourly for 24 h. Seventeen girls (13 prepubertal and 4 early pubertal) of short stature, from 5.1-11.4 yr of age, participated in this study. LH and FSH were measured using a time… CONTINUE READING