American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The period marked by the natural and permanent cessation of menstruation, occurring usually between the ages of 45 and 55.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The final cessation of the menses or monthly courses of women, which occurs normally between the ages of forty-five and fifty; the end of menstruation.
- n. The ending of menstruation; the time in a woman's life when this happens.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) The period of natural cessation of menstruation. See Change of life, under change.
- n. the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends
- From Latin menopausis, from Ancient Greek ἔμμηνος ("monthly") + παῦσις ("pause"). Equivalent to meno- + -pause. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin mēnopausis : meno- + Greek pausis, pause; see pause. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Often people use the term menopause to refer to the entire menopause transition.”
“Many people do not realize that the word menopause is actually just a shortened version of the word manyminimenopause, which describes the many mini menopauses a woman has before she finally can say goodbye to those annoying monthly interruptions of normal life. on 10 Sep 2007 at 9: 35 am Heather”
“It's not like your menopause is going to wait for the next big randomized, placebo controlled trial.”
“Her GYN/Oncologist came by and explained ... as Maggie told me, he said this means because Maggie is in menopause, she in no longer a cervical cancer risk.”
“A National Institutes of Health study finds that what was once called "premature menopause" is not a reason to give up hope of conceiving. health | Comment | Recommend”
“Q: Someone has told me that menopause is mentioned in the bible.”
“Therefore, if their first menstruation occurred when they are 13 years old, menopause is set to come when they reach 43.”
“As a practicing gynecologist caring for women in menopause, however, I find myseld a little more critical of the original study design, which enrolled primarily asymptomatic women on average 10 years post menopausal, which is not how HRT is generally used.”
“But is anyone else creeped out by all the attention lavished upon this 17 year old teenager by women who are probably in menopause?”
“This study suggests that the previously described tendency for women to develop visceral adiposity as they go through menopause is probably related to an increase in biologically active testosterone levels that happens during the menopausal transition.”
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