andropause

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an·dro·pause

(an'drō-pawz),
Decreased function of male gonads with increasing age, analogous to female menopause.
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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.
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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

an·dro·pause

(an'drō-pawz)
A postulated decrease in function of male gonads with increasing age, analogous to menopause.
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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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The male climacteric: Its symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment.
Known by several names, including andropause, male climacteric, viropause, and low testosterone syndrome, male menopause should not be confused with a midlife crisis.
It's much better thought of as the male climacteric or andropause, which envelopes all the changes going on in the body and mind as the male genital system begins to wane over quite a long time.