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climactericadjective Referring to the perimenopausal period of ovarian involution, characterised by physiological and psychological changes due to a decrease in sexual activity (men) and/or reproductive capacity (women).
(1) In women, the perimenopausal period of ovarian involution, characterised by vasomotor lability—e.g., hot flashes, dysmenorrhoea, redistribution of fat, dyspareunia, early osteoporosis, decreased skin elasticity, hormonal changes (e.g., increased FSH and LH, decreased PGE2, oestrogen and progesterone; postmenopausal ovaries continue to secrete androgens, which are converted into oestrogens).
(2) An analogous time believed to occur in men, marked by a decrease in sexual activity, though not of reproductive capacity; popularly known as male menopause.
climactericThe MENOPAUSE. The time in life after which reproduction is no longer possible. This is an exclusively female phenomenon; the male menopause is a journalistic fiction.
- any critical event.
- the MENOPAUSE.
cli·mac·ter·ic, climacterium (klī-mak'tĕr-ik, -mak-tē'rē-ŭm)
Patient discussion about climacteric
Q. Have you changed your life and diet because of Fibromyalgia and did that help? I’m with Fibromyalgia. It is very difficult for me to deal with this disease. Anybody else have this problem? Have you changed your life and diet because of Fibromyalgia and did that help?
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