andropause


an·dro·pause

noun \ˈan-drə-ˌpz\

Definition of ANDROPAUSE

:  a gradual and highly variable decline in the production of androgenic hormones and especially testosterone in the human male together with its associated effects that is held to occur during and after middle age —called also climacteric, male menopause

First Known Use of ANDROPAUSE

1967

an·dro·pause

noun \ˈan-drə-ˌpz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANDROPAUSE

: a gradual and highly variable decline in the production of androgenic hormones and especially testosterone in the human male together with its associated effects that is held to occur during and after middle age but is often difficult to discriminate from the effects of confounding factors (as chronic illness, stress, or medication use) that can depress testosterone levels—called also male climacteric, male menopause, viropause

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