Episodic fluctuations of serum gonadotropins in pre- and post-pubertal girls and boys.


The concentrations of LH and FSH were determined in serum samples obtained at 15 min intervals during a 4 h period from seven normal girls, 9.5-16.5 years of age, and eight normal boys, 9.0-16.8 years of age. An episodic pattern of LH secretion was found in all subjects. There was no significant (P greater than 0.1) difference between girls and boys as to… (More)