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an·dro·pause

(an'drō-pawz),
Decreased function of male gonads with increasing age, analogous to female menopause.

andropause

/an·dro·pause/ (an´dro-pawz) a variable complex of symptoms, including decreased Leydig cell numbers and androgen production, occurring in men after middle age, purported to be analogous to menopause in women.

andropause

(ăn′drə-pôz′)
n.
The gradual decline in testosterone levels in middle-aged men, often accompanied by physiological changes such as fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased libido.

andropause

[an′drəpôs]
a change of life for males that may be expressed in terms of a career change, divorce, or reordering of life. It is associated with a decline in androgen levels that occurs in men during their late 40s or early 50s. Compare menopause.
A constellation of changes that occur in older men, including decreased libido, sexual performance, decreased sperm quantity and quality, erectile dysfunction, frailty, decreased muscle and bone mass, and increased body fat

Management Some data suggest that androgen replacement therapy may ameliorate andropause

andropause

Male climacteric, male menopause Endocrinology A constellation of changes that occur in older ♂, including ↓ libido, sexual performance, ↓ sperm quantity and quality, erectile dysfunction, frailty, ↓ muscle and bone mass, and ↑ body fat Clinical Hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, irritability, weakness, lethargy, ↓ lean body and bone mass, and impotence Management Some data suggest that androgen replacement therapy may ameliorate andropause. See Androgen replacement therapy, Midlife crisis.

an·dro·pause

(an'drō-pawz)
A postulated decrease in function of male gonads with increasing age, analogous to menopause.

andropause

The period, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55, during which a man's testosterone levels may fall, leading to a reduction in vigour and sexual drive. The term is rarely used, the etymologically-shaky term ‘male MENOPAUSE’ being commonly preferred.
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Sometimes called andropause, the loss of testosterone can cause memory loss, depression, and decreased sex drive, and it usually affects men age 50 or older.
The male menopause, or Andropause as it is known in the medical world, is due to hypogonadism or low testosterone levels in the body.
Unlike menopause, andropause is not abrupt; the age of onset varies from man to man.
The constellation of symptoms is known to some as andropause, the male version of menopause.
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