After the menopause. Postmenopausal is defined formally as the time after which a woman has experienced twelve (12) consecutive months of amenorrhea (lack of menstruation) — a full year without a period. The average length of the postmenopause has been increasing. With greater longevity, a woman will soon be postmenopausal on the average a third of her life.
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Relating to the period following the menopause.

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post·meno·paus·alə-'pȯ-zəl adj
1) having undergone menopause <\postmenopausal women>
2) occurring after menopause <\postmenopausal osteoporosis>
post·meno·paus·al·ly adv

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post·meno·pau·sal (pōst″men-o-pawґzəl) occurring after menopause.

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  • postmenopausal — adjective Date: 1928 1. having undergone menopause 2. occurring or administered after menopause • postmenopausally adverb • postmenopause noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • postmenopausal — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • postmenopausal — adjective subsequent to the menopause …   Wiktionary

  • postmenopausal — nach der Menopause …   Universal-Lexikon

  • postmenopausal — post|meno|pau|sa̱l [zu ↑post... u. ↑Menopause]: den Zeitabschnitt nach Beginn der Menopause betreffend, nach der Menopause auftretend …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • postmenopausal — adj. following the cessation of menstrual cycle; following middle age …   English contemporary dictionary

  • postmenopausal — post·menopausal …   English syllables

  • postmenopausal — UK [ˌpəʊstmenəˈpɔːz(ə)l] / US [ˌpoʊstmenəˈpɔz(ə)l] adjective relating to the time of a woman s life after the menopause …   English dictionary

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