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Increase in urinary growth hormone excretion in puberty.
  1. D A Price,
  2. G M Addison,
  3. E D Herbert
  1. Department of Child Health, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Pendlebury.


    During the pubertal years the overnight urinary excretion rate of growth hormone (hGHu) increases to three to four times the prepubertal rate, reaching a peak in girls at 13 years and in boys at 15 years. After puberty the mean rate of overnight hGHu is twice that before puberty.

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