post·​men·​o·​paus·​al | \ ˌpōs(t)-ˌme-nə-ˈpȯ-zəl How to pronounce postmenopausal (audio) , -ˌmē- \

Definition of postmenopausal

1 : having undergone menopause
2 : occurring or administered after menopause

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postmenopausally \ ˌpōs(t)-​ˌme-​nə-​ˈpȯ-​zə-​lē How to pronounce postmenopausally (audio) , -​ˌmē-​ \ adverb
postmenopause \ ˌpōs(t)-​ˈme-​nə-​ˌpȯz How to pronounce postmenopause (audio) , -​ˈmē-​ \ noun

Examples of postmenopausal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In postmenopausal women, most estrogen is produced and stored in fat cells. Adele Jackson-gibson, Good Housekeeping, "What Every Black Woman Needs to Understand About Breast Cancer," 4 Sep. 2020 Nearly a third of postmenopausal women who took a valerian capsule twice daily for four weeks reported better sleep quality, found one study. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Tea, milk and other drinks to help you sleep (and some that will hurt)," 11 Aug. 2020 Topical estrogen is one option for postmenopausal people to reduce the likelihood of recurrent UTIs, Dr. Vasavada says. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "8 Things You Should Know If You Get Recurrent UTIs," 8 Nov. 2019 This is most often true for postmenopausal women, as a lack of estrogen can impact the production of other nutrients in the body, according to the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Choline? The Health Benefits of This Essential Nutrient You Need to Know," 25 Jan. 2020 All these postmenopausal women fell within the normal range of Body Mass Index. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Pear shaped women are healthier than apple shaped women, study finds," 1 July 2019 Brain aneurysms are also more common among women than men, especially postmenopausal women. Korin Miller, SELF, "'Game of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke Reveals She Survived 2 Aneurysms," 22 Mar. 2019 Having too much iron in your blood can mean a greater risk of developing cancer, especially for men and postmenopausal women. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "PETA roasts Impossible Burger for rat tests, suggests patties cause cancer," 11 Aug. 2018 Why were postmenopausal women given hormones in the first place? Christina Boufis, Woman's Day, "Health + Fitness," 19 Aug. 2010

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First Known Use of postmenopausal

1928, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Postmenopausal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of postmenopausal

: having gone through menopause
: happening after menopause


post·​meno·​paus·​al | \ -ˌmen-ə-ˈpȯ-zəl How to pronounce postmenopausal (audio) \

Medical Definition of postmenopausal

1 : having undergone menopause postmenopausal women
2 : occurring after menopause postmenopausal osteoporosis

Other Words from postmenopausal

postmenopausally \ -​ē How to pronounce postmenopausally (audio) \ adverb

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