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There are 3 glossary search results for:   growth




Definition:
Abnormal, unwanted, and excessive hair growth on the face and body. Particularly used to refer to women with such a condition.

Related glossary terms/phrases:
Hirsute



Definition:
A period of rapid physical growth and change, brought about by hormonal changes, that culminates in sexual maturity. In most human girls and boys, it starts between the ages of 10 and 14 and it is complete by the age of 16 in most girls, and by the age of 17 in most boys.

Related glossary terms/phrases:
Adrenarche
Menarche
Pubarche
Thelarche



Definition:
Endocrine cell of the anterior pituitary gland responsible for synthesizing and releasing growth hormone (GH).









Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2013
Last updated: Friday, August 28, 2015