Growth and normal puberty.

  title={Growth and normal puberty.},
  author={Val Abbassi},
  volume={102 2 Pt 3},
  • V. Abbassi
  • Published 1 August 1998
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Pediatrics
We reviewed the growth characteristics of American boys and girls from published studies, including age at takeoff, age at peak height velocity, peak height velocity, duration of puberty, and the magnitude of the pubertal contribution to adult height. [] Key Result Whole-year peak height velocity is 9.5 cm/y in boys and 8.3 cm/y in girls, with slight variations in the different studies.

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