Pronunciation: (A-doh-LEH-sent)

A young person who has begun puberty but has not yet become an adult. During adolescence, a child experiences physical, hormonal, and developmental changes that mark the transition into adulthood. Adolescence generally occurs between the ages of 10 and 19 years.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2016-03-14 Date last modified: 2021-07-23