Medical Definition of menopause
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)
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