menstrual cycle


Definition of menstrual cycle

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

Examples of menstrual cycle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is known as cyclical mastalgia, which is associated with your menstrual cycle. Rozalynn S. Frazier, SELF, 29 July 2022 Anti-choice vigilantes may try to obtain the private medical records of a woman, in order to learn information about her menstrual cycle and why her pregnancy ended. Gloria Allred, Variety, 29 June 2022 The practice involves eating one tablespoon each of pumpkin and flax seeds during every day of the first half of your menstrual cycle, and one tablespoon each of sesame and sunflower seeds during the second half. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 27 May 2022 Hairdresser Eileena Nunes first started passing out due to excessive blood loss during her menstrual cycle in high school. Brijana Prooker, Good Housekeeping, 15 Apr. 2022 The fact that body temperature rises after conception is well-understood, as are the temperature changes that occur throughout the menstrual cycle, which some people monitor with a standard thermometer to help avoid or plan pregnancy. Katie Palmer, STAT, 3 June 2022 So, bleeding occurs outside of the uterus during the menstrual cycle, which can lead to complications and often intense pain. Serena Coady, SELF, 4 Apr. 2022 The researchers analyzed the questionnaire responses and found no association between having been vaccinated against Covid-19 and the probability of conceiving a child within one menstrual cycle. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 20 Jan. 2022 The delay was more pronounced in women who received both vaccine doses during the same menstrual cycle. New York Times, 6 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of menstrual cycle

1912, in the meaning defined above

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5 Aug 2022

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“Menstrual cycle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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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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