The rise in adrenal androgen biosynthesis: adrenarche.

  title={The rise in adrenal androgen biosynthesis: adrenarche.},
  author={Jon Havelock and Richard J Auchus and William E. Rainey},
  journal={Seminars in reproductive medicine},
  volume={22 4},
Adrenarche is characterized by the increase in adrenal androgen production, namely dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) that occurs around 6 years of age. These steroids are secreted by the zona reticularis (ZR) of the adrenal gland. This is associated with pubarche or the increase in androgen-dependent hair growth at the… CONTINUE READING