perimenopause

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perimenopause

 [per″e-men´o-pawz]
the time just before and just after menopause. adj., adj perimenopau´sal.

per·i·men·o·pause

(per'i-men'ō-pawz),
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

perimenopause

(pĕr′ə-mĕn′ə-pôz′)
n.
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.

per′i·men′o·paus′al adj.

perimenopause

[-men′əpôs]
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.

per·i·men·o·pause

(per'i-men'ŏ-pawz)
The 3- to 5- year period before menopause during which estrogen and progesterone levels decline and symptoms of hormone deprivation begin
Compare: menopause