Definition of andropause in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈandrəpɔːz/


A collection of symptoms, including fatigue and a decrease in libido, experienced by some older men and attributed to a gradual decline in testosterone levels.
Example sentences
  • Are older people likely to demand cures for wrinkles, baldness, yellow teeth, and relief from symptoms of the menopause and andropause?
  • There's scant evidence that so-called andropause - low testosterone in aging men - causes depression, says Columbia University psychiatrist Stuart Seidman.
  • Over half a century later the medical community has not come to a consensus on whether the symptoms of andropause are truly a manifestation of testosterone deficiency.



Example sentences
  • The company's advertisements claim that four or five million men are 'andropausal'.
  • From these men 2,700 had high andropausal symptom score and 1,670 underwent the laboratory tests.
  • While some andropausal men may be able to experience an erection, impotency can occur during andropause.


1960s: from andro-, on the pattern of menopause.

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