andropause

noun

an·​dro·​pause ˈan-drə-ˌpȯz How to pronounce andropause (audio)
: 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

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from French, from andro- andro- + -pause (in ménopause menopause)

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of andropause was in 1967

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Cite this Entry

“Andropause.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/andropause. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

andropause

noun
an·​dro·​pause ˈan-drə-ˌpȯz How to pronounce andropause (audio)
: 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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