hot flash

noun

: a sudden brief flushing and sensation of heat caused by dilation of skin capillaries usually associated with menopausal endocrine imbalance

called also hot flush

Examples of hot flash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lower estrogen can further contribute to some common menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes, poor sleep quality, and diminished mental health. Laurie Saloman, Verywell Health, 3 July 2024 However, many people are less aware that perimenopause comes before it, and can cause symptoms like declining bone and muscle mass, wrinkles, sagging skin, graying hair, irregular periods, decreased fertility, vaginal dryness and hot flashes. Anya Jaremko-Greenwold, The Week Us, theweek, 2 July 2024 Ideally, these treatments would completely eliminate hot flashes, but people respond differently. Angela Haupt, TIME, 21 June 2024 Some people experience hot flashes after pregnancy. Meena Azzollini, Parents, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for hot flash 

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hot flash was in 1907

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“Hot flash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot%20flash. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hot flash

noun
: a sudden brief flushing and sensation of heat caused by dilation of skin capillaries usually associated with menopausal endocrine imbalance

called also hot flush

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