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perimenopause

/ (ˌpɛrɪˈmɛnəʊˌpɔːz) /
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noun
the period leading up to the menopause during which some of the symptoms associated with menopause may be experienced
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Derived forms of perimenopause

perimenopausal, adjective
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Medical definitions for perimenopause

perimenopause
[ pĕr′ə-mĕnə-pôz′ ]

n.
The period of a woman's life characterized by physiological changes associated with the end of reproductive capacity and terminating with the completion of menopause.climacteric
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