Define Adolescence

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Adolescence is the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood. During this period, the body undergoes several changes alongside reproductive maturity. It begins around the age of 11 and lasts till 18 or 19 years of age. The period of adolescence may vary from person to person.

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Q2. Define adolescenceAns . Adolescence is the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood. During this period, the body undergoes several changes alongside reproductive maturity. It begins around the age of 11 and lasts till 18 or 19 years of age. The period of adolescence may vary from person to person.Q1What is the term used for secretions of endocrine glands responsible for changes taking place in the body?Ans. Hormones are chemical substances which are secreted by endocrine glands. They are responsible for changes taking place in the body.Q3. What is menstruation? Explain.Ans. Menstruation is the process of the shedding of the uterine lining on a regular monthly basis. It begins at puberty and is the reproductive cycle of the female body. Every month, the uterus prepares itself to receive a fertilized egg. Therefore, the inner lining of the uterus becomes thick and is supplied with blood to nourish the embryo. If the egg is not fertilized, then the lining of the uterus breaks down and gets released in the form of blood through the vagina. This lasts for about two to eight days. This cycle occurs every month and is known as the menstrual cycle.Q4. List changes in the body that take place at puberty.Ans. Changes at puberty:(i) Sudden increase in height and weight.(ii) Broadening of shoulders and widening of chest in boys. In girls, the region below waist becomes wider.(iii) In boys, under the influence of hormones, the larynx becomes prominent,

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