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menopause

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noun meno·pause \ˈmen-ə-ˌpȯz, ˈmēn-\

Medical Definition of menopause

  1. 1a:  the natural cessation of menstruation occurring usually between the ages of 45 and 55 with a mean in Western cultures of approximately 51:  the physiological period in the life of a woman in which such cessation and the accompanying regression of ovarian function occurs—called also climacteric; compare perimenopauseb:  cessation of menstruation from other than natural causes (as from surgical removal of the ovaries)

  2. 2:  andropause

  3. meno·paus·al \ˌmen-ə-ˈpȯ-zəl, ˌmēn-\play play adjective





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