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pseudopuberty

Pronunciation: su'do-pyu'ber-te

Definition: Condition characterized by the precocious development of a varying number of the somatic and functional changes typical of puberty; commonly caused by the hormonal secretions of an ovarian, testicular, or adrenocortical tumor and typically arises before the chronologic age of puberty. It does not represent the normal pubertal sequence intiated with hypothalamic-pituitary gonadotropins.

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