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figure 4-3 Some of the principal hormones of human puberty reviewed in the text and their regulatory effects on each other and on the principal parameters of physical maturation.

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The following sources provide excellent coverage of the physiology of human puberty from a variety of perspectives and can be used to supplement the references cited in the text.

Hormone Research, Vol. 51, Suppl 3 (1999), contains a number of review articles covering the latest research on human puberty emphasizing pathologies and their treatment.

Yen SSC, Jaffe RB, Barbieri RL (eds). Reproductive Endocrinology: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Management, 4th ed., Philadelphia: Saunders, 1999. The latest edition of one of the standard reference works on reproductive physiology. Comprehensive yet accessible, there are excellent chapters on normal puberty and disorders of development.

Knobil E, Neill JD (eds). The Physiology of Reproduction, 2nd ed., New York: Raven Press, 1994. The most comprehensive work on reproductive physiology available, with excellent chapters on the HPG axis and its maturation.

Wood JW. Dynamics of Human Reproduction: Biology, Biometry, and Demography. New York: Aldine, de Gruyter, 1994. Includes a discussion of human puberty that stresses a demographic perspective.

Ellison PT. On Fertile Ground: Ecology, Evolution, and Human Reproduction. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001. Covers the physiology of human reproduction, including puberty, from an evolutionary and ecological perspective and is written for a general audience.

Donovan BT, Van der Werff ten Bosch JJ. Physiology of Puberty. London: Edward Arnold, 1965. A classic work that reviews the important historical experiments that contributed to the modern understanding of the role of the HPG axis in pubertal maturation.

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