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cli·mac·ter·ic

 (klī-măk′tər-ĭk, klī′măk-tĕr′ĭk)
n.
1.
a. See menopause.
2. A critical period or year in a person's life when major changes in health or fortune are thought to take place.
3. A critical stage, period, or year: "before the end of the millennium, whether [he] lives to see that ecclesiastical climacteric or not" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).
adj.
1. Of or relating to a climacteric.
2. Critical; crucial.

[From Latin clīmactēricus, of a dangerous period in life, from Greek klīmaktērikos, from klīmaktēr, dangerous point, rung of a ladder, from klīmax, ladder; see climax.]

climacteric

(klaɪˈmæktərɪk; ˌklaɪmækˈtɛrɪk)
n
1. a critical event or period
2. (Physiology) another name for menopause
3. (Physiology) the period in the life of a man corresponding to the menopause, chiefly characterized by diminished sexual activity
4. (Botany) botany the period during which certain fruits, such as apples, ripen, marked by a rise in the rate of respiration
adj
involving a crucial event or period
[C16: from Latin clīmactēricus, from Greek klimaktērikos, from klimakter rung of a ladder, from klimax ladder; see climax]
ˌclimacˈterically adv

cli•mac•ter•ic

(klaɪˈmæk tər ɪk, ˌklaɪ mækˈtɛr ɪk)

n.
1. a period of decrease of reproductive capacity in men and women, culminating, in women, in the menopause.
2. any critical period.
3. a year in which important changes in health, fortune, etc., are held by some theories to occur, as one's sixty-third year (grand climacteric).
adj.
4. Also, cli`mac•ter′i•cal. critical; crucial.
[1595–1605; < Latin clīmactēricus < Greek klīmaktērikós, derivative of klīmaktḗr rung of a ladder, critical point in life, derivative of klîmax (see climax)]
cli`mac•ter′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.climacteric - a period in a man's life corresponding to menopause
biological time - the time of various biological processes
middle age - the time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age)
2.climacteric - the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle endsclimacteric - the time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends
biological time - the time of various biological processes
middle age - the time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age)

climacteric

noun
A decisive point:
adjective
So serious as to be at the point of crisis or necessary to resolve a crisis:
Translations

climacteric

[klaɪˈmæktərɪk]
A. ADJclimactérico
B. Nperíodo m climactérico

climacteric

n (Med) → Klimakterium nt; (fig)(Lebens)wende f, → Wendepunkt m(im Leben)

cli·mac·ter·ic

, climacterium
a. climatérico-a.

climacteric

n climaterio
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He had the "Love-sonnets from the Portuguese" in mind as he wrote, and he wrote under the best conditions for great work, at a climacteric of living, in the throes of his own sweet love-madness.
And lastly, seated on some of the back benches, where they had already taken up their positions for the evening, were divers unmarried ladies past their grand climacteric, who, not dancing because there were no partners for them, and not playing cards lest they should be set down as irretrievably single, were in the favourable situation of being able to abuse everybody without reflecting on themselves.
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A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on the effect of Pycnogenol on the climacteric syndrome in perimenopausal women.
Extracts from black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa, CR) have been used for the treatment of climacteric complaints since decades as an alternative for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) with estrogens.
Similarly, there was no significant difference between the three study groups in the secondary quality of life ICE end points as assessed using the Greene Climacteric Scale: quality of life in the domains of psychological, vasomotor, and somatic symptoms and sexual desire.
NEW ORLEANS -- A new intravaginal ring that delivers estradiol acetate significantly improved pain during intercourse and climacteric symptoms of menopause in a randomized, controlled trial.
In the yearlong study, published in the December issue of the International Menopause Society journal Climacteric, Italian researchers followed a group of 48 menopausal women and found that low-doses of DHEA can help relieve menopausal symptoms in women while also improving their sex lives.
chinensis extracts might be suitable to treat women with climacteric and postmenopausal complaints.
Chemotherapy will often precipitate abrupt menopause in younger women or cause a recurrence of climacteric symptoms in women who have been on hormone replacement therapy These changes may be accompanied by the bone loss often seen in natural menopause and by emotional and cognitive changes as well.
John's wort for symptom-specific climacteric treatment--results of a large-scale, controlled, observational study.
Results from this secondary analysis of the 12-week study showed that desvenlafaxine 100 mg or 150 mg improved total mood disturbance score as measured by the Profile of Mood States (POMS), and climacteric symptoms as measured by the Greene Climacteric Scale (GCS), in postmenopausal women with moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms.