male climacteric


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male climacteric

[′māl klə′mak·tə·rik]
(physiology)
A condition presumably due to loss of testicular function, associated with an elevated urinary excretion of gonadotropins and symptoms of loss of sexual desire and potency, hot flashes, and vasomotor instability.
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Several early-twentieth-century medical experts emphasized an overlap in symptoms between the male climacteric and certain mental diseases (including neurasthenia).
In one of five men, these levels fall below 12 nanomoles per litre of blood, bringing about the onset of male menopause, also known as andropause or male climacteric. This is when risks such as increasing body mass index, decreased sexual performance, erectile dysfunction, poorer control of diabetes, recurring depression, impaired cognitive abilities, and worsening hypertension and cholesterol levels.
(1944) The male climacteric, its symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment.