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premenstrual syndrome

premenstrual syndrome

noun

: a condition experienced by some women before menstruation that may include tiredness, irritability, anxiety, depression, headache, and stomach pain

Full Definition of PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME

:  a varying group of symptoms manifested by some women prior to menstruation that may include emotional instability, irritability, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, depression, headache, edema, and abdominal pain —called also PMS

First Known Use of PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME

1944

premenstrual syndrome

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME

:  a varying constellation of symptoms manifested by some women prior to menstruation that may include emotional instability, irritability, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, depression, headache, edema, and abdominal pain—called also PMS

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