Pubertal and gender-related changes in the sympathoadrenal system in healthy children.

@article{Weise2002PubertalAG,
  title={Pubertal and gender-related changes in the sympathoadrenal system in healthy children.},
  author={Martina Weise and Graeme Eisenhofer and Deborah P. Merke},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 11},
  pages={5038-43}
}
A critical amount of body fat is necessary for the initiation of puberty, and leptin, an adipocyte-derived hormone, is necessary for pubertal development. The sympathoadrenal system modulates body fat stores and leptin secretion and interacts with adrenocortical androgen production, suggesting a possible role in sexual maturation. We studied sympathetic nerve and adrenomedullary activity at rest in 80 healthy children (ages, 5-17 yr; 37 boys and 43 girls) in relation to age, pubertal stage… CONTINUE READING

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