menstrual cycle


Definition of menstrual cycle

: the cycle of physiological changes from the beginning of one menstrual period to the beginning of the next

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Recent Examples on the Web My doctor puts me on birth control to control my menstrual cycle., "Fertility Diary: Coronavirus Put IVF On Hold," 29 May 2020 The app uses an algorithm that includes factors like sperm survival rates, body temperature and menstrual cycles to predict a woman's fertile days. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Fertility apps can be 'misleading' for women, review finds," 6 Apr. 2020 Recent studies have found, for instance, that women who are classified as overweight or obese can experience hormonal shifts, which might disrupt their menstrual cycles and ovulation patterns and increase their risk for infertility. Anne Miller, New York Times, "What Causes Secondary Infertility?," 15 Apr. 2020 They’ll be asked to track their menstrual cycles and answer regular survey questions. Rebecca Robbins, Scientific American, "Apple Launches Virtual Health Studies Aiming to Enroll Hundreds of Thousands of Customers," 14 Nov. 2019 Keeping track of the menstrual cycle was the most common reason for using a fertility app, according to the review. Katie Hunt, CNN, "Fertility apps can be 'misleading' for women, review finds," 6 Apr. 2020 Additional new features include breathwork exercises (that aren't your typical, boring guided breathing exercises), workout animations, menstrual cycle tracking, and more. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Guidemaster: Smartwatches worthy of replacing your favorite timepiece," 16 Jan. 2020 WatchOS 6, for its part, will include a Watch App Store directly on the device, menstrual cycle tracking, and better fitness trend analysis. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Everything We Know Apple's Upcoming iPhone Event," 6 Sep. 2019 Neither do apps that track your menstrual cycle, fertility, fitness, nutrition, mental health, and more. Amrita Khalid, Quartz, "Facebook is normalizing sharing your personal healthcare data," 31 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of menstrual cycle

1912, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2020

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“Menstrual cycle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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Medical Definition of menstrual cycle

: the whole cycle of physiological changes from the beginning of one menstrual period to the beginning of the next

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