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1. What are the roles of hormones during puberty from start to stop?
2. What do the hormones do to cause the symptoms, etc?
3. Any specific roles of the hormones?

In other words: Name, role, effect, etc during puberty?

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1. What are the roles/effects of hormones during puberty from start to stop?

Technically, puberty is defined as "the stage of physical development when sexual reproduction first becomes possible". (http://www.sexualityandu.ca/parents/puberty.aspx) Sex hormones are responsible for some of the most dramatic body changes that occur, such as controlling puberty, egg and sperm production, pregnancy, birth and lactation (breastfeeding).

Puberty starts when a part of the brain called the hypothalmus begins releasing a hormone called gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) (http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/puberty.cfm).


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