The physiology and biochemistry of adrenarche.


Adrenarche refers to the rise in adrenal 19- carbon steroid production, primarily dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and DHEA sulfate (DHEAS). Adrenarche, which occurs only in humans and a few higher primates, is independent of puberty and manifests clinically as the appearance of axillary and pubic hair, usually about age 8. The physiologic correlate of… (More)
DOI: 10.1159/000321209


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