andropause

noun an·dro·pause \ ˈan-drə-ˌpȯz \

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

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1967

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andropause

noun an·dro·pause \ ˈan-drə-ˌpȯz \

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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