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Adolescent Growth

  • Roland Hauspie
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 30)

Abstract

A major characteristic of the normal pattern of growth is the presence of an adolescent growth spurt during the second decade of life. This spurt is a marked acceleration in growth of most body dimensions during a period of about two years, leading towards a peak in growth velocity. After reaching this maximum rate, growth slows down and finally reaches a more or less stable level, mature size. Although universally present in all normal boys and girls, there is a great variability in the timing and the intensity of the spurt among different individuals, among sexes and among different body dimensions.

Keywords

Peak Velocity Adult Height Adult Size Height Velocity Cranial Vault 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roland Hauspie
    • 1
  1. 1.Belgian National Science FoundationFree University BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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