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Characteristics of pubertal growth in Japanese children from the standpoint of skeletal growth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1621527     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Since the end of the 2nd World War, Japan has seen quite rapid socioeconomical development. With this development the physical size of Japanese children has increased, but the final size, especially the stature, is still shorter than that of Americans or Europeans. Bone maturation velocities were compared among Japanese and Chinese children and adolescents aged 7 to 18 (in 1986) and English TW2-subjects, using the TW2 method. Asian children and adolescents may have a different tempo of skeletal maturation during pubertal growth from that of English children and adolescents. This, probably genetic, difference in the tempo of skeletal maturation, especially that of RUS, between Japanese and English during pubertal growth may be one of the main causes of the final difference in the stature of the two groups.
M Murata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Japonica; Overseas edition     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0374-5600     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Jpn     Publication Date:  1992 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-08-06     Completed Date:  1992-08-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370357     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Jpn     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  236-40; discussion 240-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Tokyo Women's Medical College Daini Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Age Determination by Skeleton
Body Constitution / physiology*
Body Height / genetics,  physiology*
Child Development / physiology*
China / ethnology
Japan / ethnology
Puberty / physiology*

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