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the time just before and just after menopause. adj., adj perimenopau´sal.
The 3- to 5-year period prior to menopause during which estrogen levels begin to drop.
perimenopause/peri·meno·pause/ (-men´o-pawz) the time just before and after menopause.perimenopau´sal
The period of a woman's life characterized by physiological changes associated with the end of reproductive capacity, terminating with the completion of menopause. Also called climacteric.
a span of 4 to 6 years preceding menopause when menstrual cycles and blood flow may be irregular. As estrogen levels decline, osteoporosis begins, and women are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
The 3- to 5- year period before menopause during which estrogen and progesterone levels decline and symptoms of hormone deprivation begin