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somatopause

noun so·ma·to·pause \ sō-ˈmat-ə-ˌpȯz, ˈsō-mət-ə- \

medical Definition of somatopause

: a gradual and progressive decrease in growth hormone secretion that occurs normally with increasing age during adult life and is associated with an increase in adipose tissue and LDL levels and a decrease in lean body mass

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