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- Familial Testotoxicosis
- Gonadotropin-Independent Familial Sexual Precocity
- Pubertas Praecox
- Idiopathic Precocious Puberty
- Isosexual Precocious Puberty
- Heterosexual Precocious Puberty
- True Precocious Puberty
- Central Precocious Puberty
- Peripheral Precocious Puberty
- Male-Limited Precocious Puberty
- Gonadotropin-Dependent Precocious Puberty
- Gonadotropin-Independent Precocious Puberty
Precocious Puberty means an abnormally early onset of puberty. A sequence of events occurs during which a child develops into a young adult beginning at an unexpectedly early age. Glands that secrete growth and sex hormones begin to function abnormally early in life resulting in this condition. Often, the exact cause of Precocious Puberty is not known.
Precocious puberty (PP) is a statistical definition; that is, it is the onset of secondary sexual characteristics in children at an age that is two standard deviations younger than the mean age of pubertal onset. The actual age that defines sexual precocity is therefore dependent on the epidemiological data that one uses to define the average age of pubertal onset.
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Last Updated: 8/7/2009
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