Tanner Developmental Scale

Tanner Developmental Scale

Sexual maturity rating, Tanner staging Pediatrics A system for objectively determining sexual maturity, which correlates chronologic age with a group of anatomic parameters, determining the degree of adolescent maturation; the most commonly used system was delineated by Tanner; in ♀, 5 stages of maturation are recorded for pubic hair and breast development; in ♂, 5 stages are recorded for pubic hair, growth of penis and testicles

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Tanner developmental scale - Synonym(s): Tanner growth chart
Tanner growth chart - a series of charts showing distribution of parameters of physical development for children by sex, age, and stages of puberty. Synonym(s): Tanner developmental scale
Tanner stage - stage of puberty on the Tanner growth chart.