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adrenopause

noun adre·no·pause \ ə-ˈdrē-nə-ˌpȯz , -ˈdren-ə- \

medical Definition of adrenopause

: a gradual and progressive decrease in the secretion of hormones by the adrenal glands that occurs normally with increasing age during adult life
  • The phenotypic features of adrenopause are less well chronicled, possibly because adrenopause occurs over decades (starting at age 25 years) …
  • —Sara L. BergaAlternative Therapies in Women's HealthFebruary 2005

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