adrenopause

noun

adre·​no·​pause ə-ˈdrē-nə-ˌpȯz How to pronounce adrenopause (audio) -ˈdren-ə- How to pronounce adrenopause (audio)
: 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

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“Adrenopause.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/adrenopause. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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