Booklet 2- Adolecence

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What is the age range for adolescence?
9-18 years
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What is the hormone called that is released in girls?
Oestrogen
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What is the hormone called that is released in boys?
Testosterone
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What is the meaning of hormones?
Chemical substances produced in the body and transported in the blood stream that control and regulates body cells and organs
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What are primary sexual characteristics?
Present at birth
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What are secondary sexual characteristics?
Appear during puberty
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Examples of primary sexual characteristics?
Ovaries, vagina, testes, penis
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Examples of secondary sexual characterisitics in boys?
Facial hair, voice deepens, redistribution of muscle tissue and fat
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Which sexual characteristic is necessary for reproduction?
Primary sexual characteristics
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What does the pituitary gland do?
Releases hormones in both males and females- hormones causes both physical changes( hair growth, sperm or egg production)as well as emotional( mood swings)
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What environmental influences might have an impact on physical devlopment?
Diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol
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What is the hormone called that is released in girls?

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Oestrogen

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What is the meaning of hormones?

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What are primary sexual characteristics?

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