"Puberty, Delayed" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The lack of development of SEXUAL MATURATION in boys and girls at a chronological age that is 2.5 standard deviations above the mean age at onset of PUBERTY in a population. Delayed puberty can be classified by defects in the hypothalamic LHRH pulse generator, the PITUITARY GLAND, or the GONADS. These patients will undergo spontaneous but delayed puberty whereas patients with SEXUAL INFANTILISM will not.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Puberty, Delayed" by people in Profiles.
Associations between early alcohol and tobacco use and prolonged time to puberty in boys. Child Care Health Dev. 2015 May; 41(3):459-66.
Socio-environmental factors associated with pubertal development in female adolescents: the role of prepubertal tobacco and alcohol use. J Adolesc Health. 2011 Mar; 48(3):241-6.