premenstrual

adjective

pre·​men·​stru·​al (ˌ)prē-ˈmen(t)-strə-wəl How to pronounce premenstrual (audio)
-strəl
: of, relating to, occurring in, or being the period just preceding menstruation
premenstrual tension
premenstrual symptoms
premenstrually adverb

Examples of premenstrual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a 2022 survey of PMDD patients published in the Journal of Women’s Health, more than a third of participants said their family doctors had little knowledge of the premenstrual disorder or how to treat it. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 11 July 2024 Even more people experience another menstrual mood disorder called premenstrual exacerbation, or PME, where menstruation worsens their existing mental health disorders, such as anxiety, depression or an eating disorder. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 26 Feb. 2024 According to a 2022 survey of PMDD patients, over a third said their general practitioners had no knowledge of premenstrual disorders, and about 40% said their mental-health-care providers had no knowledge of premenstrual disorders. Shalene Gupta, TIME, 4 Apr. 2024 If estrogen is too high, progesterone is too low, or cycles are irregular, this balance can be thrown off, resulting in symptoms like acne, PMS, premenstrual migraines, bloating, and mood issues. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 11 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for premenstrual 

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of premenstrual was in 1864

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“Premenstrual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premenstrual. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

premenstrual

adjective
pre·​men·​stru·​al (ˈ)prē-ˈmen(t)-strə-wəl How to pronounce premenstrual (audio)
: of, relating to, occurring in, or being the time period just preceding menstruation
premenstrual symptoms

Medical Definition

premenstrual

adjective
pre·​men·​stru·​al ˌprē-ˈmen(t)-strə(-wə)l How to pronounce premenstrual (audio)
: of, relating to, occurring in, or being in the period just preceding menstruation
premenstrual women
premenstrually adverb

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