Menopause literally means the "end of month to month cycles" (the end of monthly cycles aka menstruation), from your Greek word pausis and also the root men- (month). Menopause is an event that usually (but not always) occur in women in midlife, throughout their late 40s or early 50s, and it signals get rid of the fertile phase of a woman's life. However, instead of being based on the state the uterus and the lack of menstrual flow, menopause is more precisely described as the permanent cessation of the primary features of the ovaries: The ripening and discharge of ova and the discharge of hormones that create both development of the uterine lining, and also the subsequent shedding of the uterine lining (a.k.a. the menses or the period).View Thread
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