/ (ˈændrəʊˌpɔːz) /
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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 driveAlso called: male menopause
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Word Origin for andropause
C20: from andro- + (meno) pause
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Medical definitions for andropause
[ ăn′drə-pôz′ ]
The decrease in function of male reproductive organs that occurs with aging.
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