Unformatted text preview: damage, because most of their brain growth will have already occurred, but their physical growth will slow drastically. -Male sex hormones become highly important again during adolescence. When people speak of adolescence as a time of “raging hormones,” they are quite right.-The testes of a male secrete large quantities of testosterone and other male hormones (called androgens ). -These hormones stimulate the production of growth hormone, which in turn triggers the adolescent growth spurt. -Androgens are also responsible for the development of the male sex organs and contribute to sexual motivation during adulthood. -Meanwhile, in adolescent girls, the ovaries (also endocrine glands) produce larger quantities of the primary female hormone, estrogen , and of progesterone....
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