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Definition of Premature menopause

Premature menopause: Menopause (permanent cessation of menses) occurring before age 40. Premature menopause may be induced by medical or surgical procedures or may due to ovarian failure.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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