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Sex Characteristics

"Sex Characteristics" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Those characteristics that distinguish one SEX from the other. The primary sex characteristics are the OVARIES and TESTES and their related hormones. Secondary sex characteristics are those which are masculine or feminine but not directly related to reproduction.

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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sex Characteristics" by people in this website by year, and whether "Sex Characteristics" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 230 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 21 publications in 2010
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