GONADOSTAT THEORY

the name of the mechanism that is associated with the initiation of puberty where ovarian or testicular hormones regulate hypothalamic and pituitary secretions. Proposed 1955 by neuron-endocrinologist Geoffrey Wingfield Harris, 1913-1971.

GONADOSTAT THEORY: "The gonadostat theory was proposed in 1955."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "GONADOSTAT THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gonadostat-theory/ (accessed January 20, 2019).
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