Definition of perimenopause in English:

perimenopause

Line breaks: peri|meno|pause
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛrɪˈmɛnəpɔːz
 
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noun

  • The period of a woman’s life shortly before the occurrence of the menopause.
    More example sentences
    • I treat a lot of women who are going through the perimenopause and menopause, and often their complaint is that even if hormonally they're feeling OK, there's a loss of libido.
    • The timing of the fertile window is even less predictable for women with less regular cycles, which includes adolescents and women in their perimenopause.
    • The median onset of the perimenopause is between 45.5 and 47.5 years.

Derivatives

perimenopausal

adjective
More example sentences
  • Is it true that perimenopausal women get cravings for foodstuffs like pregnant women?
  • We asked participating general practitioners to recruit perimenopausal or menopausal women who were facing a decision about whether to start, stop, or continue with hormone replacement therapy.
  • Thus it is hard to know how relevant these findings are to healthy perimenopausal or postmenopausal women in their late 40's or early 50's who are not overweight.

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