Guzinski, Gay M. Section of Benign Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
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The irreversible cessation of regular monthly uterine bleeding in the adult human female, marking the end of her ability to become pregnant. Menopause commonly occurs in the United States between the ages of 47 and 53. It probably occurs because the ovary runs out of eggs and the cyclic rise and fall of brain and ovarian hormones designed to prepare the uterus to receive and nourish pregnancy no longer occur.
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