Neuroendocrine mechanisms controlling the onset of female puberty: the rat as a model.

Abstract

The advent of female puberty represents the culmination of a diversity of developmental processes which affect all components of the reproductive axis. Development of neuroendocrine reproductive functions proceeds in a harmonious and interrelated manner. No unique 'trigger' of puberty can be discerned, but rather puberty represents the climax of a cascade… (More)

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