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somatopause

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

Medical Definition of somatopause

  1. :  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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