adrenopause

noun
adre·​no·​pause | \ ə-ˈdrē-nə-ˌpȯz How to pronounce adrenopause (audio) , -ˈdren-ə- How to pronounce adrenopause (audio) \

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. Berga, Alternative Therapies in Women's Health, February 2005

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“Adrenopause.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/adrenopause. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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