Menopause: The point in time in a woman's life when there is cessation of menses due to follicular atresia occurring after age 40 years (mean age 51 years).
Perimenopause (climacteric): Transitional 2- to 4-yr period spanning from immediately before to immediately after the menopause.
Hot flushes: Irregular unpredictable episodes of increased skin temperature and sweating lasting approximately 3 to 4 niin.
Premature ovarian failure: Cessation of ovarian function due to atresia of follicles prior to age 40 years. At ages younger than 30 years, autoimmune diseases or karyotypic abnormalities should be considered.
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