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What is central precocious puberty?

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Dr. Samuel Freedman
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Central puberty

This term refers to the early turning on of the brains signals to the gonads.
The area of the brain which signals puberty is called the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. This is distinguished from "peripheral" puberty due to adrenal, testicle, or ovarian disorders.

In brief: Central puberty

This term refers to the early turning on of the brains signals to the gonads.
The area of the brain which signals puberty is called the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. This is distinguished from "peripheral" puberty due to adrenal, testicle, or ovarian disorders.
Dr. Samuel Freedman
Dr. Samuel Freedman
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree

In brief: True puberty

Cpp is what happens when the pituitary gland starts to secrete lh and FSH which stimulate the ovaries or testes to make hormones which cause breast development in girls or testicular enlargement in boys.
Typically the ages defining precocious are prior to 8 years-old in girls and prior to 9 years-old in boys.

In brief: True puberty

Cpp is what happens when the pituitary gland starts to secrete lh and FSH which stimulate the ovaries or testes to make hormones which cause breast development in girls or testicular enlargement in boys.
Typically the ages defining precocious are prior to 8 years-old in girls and prior to 9 years-old in boys.
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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