premenstrual syndrome

noun

: 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

Examples of premenstrual syndrome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For her, the insertion process was akin to premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Lindsey Murray, Health, 16 Dec. 2023 Excess gas before your period is a common premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptom. Health Editorial Team, Health, 27 Aug. 2023 The luteal phase is typically when premenstrual syndrome (PMS) occurs, and the same effects experienced during the menstrual phase happen here. Nikki Brown, ELLE, 26 June 2023 Menstrual disorders such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are also associated with lower back pain in females. Stuart Hershman, Verywell Health, 26 June 2023 Women remain left out of clinical trials, and medical research which looks at conditions affecting women – such as endometriosis or premenstrual syndrome (PMS) – is not always given the same time, attention or funding as research which looks at other ailments (erectile dysfunction, for instance). Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, 10 Jan. 2022 Also, period flu symptoms are similar to—but more severe than—premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Madeleine Burry, Health, 9 Mar. 2023 The condition causes severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms and low mood a week or two before your period. Ashley Abramson, Health, 23 Jan. 2023 Some people also experience premenstrual syndrome (PMS)—a group of those symptoms that start days before menstrual bleeding and can sometimes interfere with daily life, keeping you from participating in your normal activities. Health Editorial Team, Health, 22 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of premenstrual syndrome was in 1944

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“Premenstrual syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premenstrual%20syndrome. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

premenstrual syndrome

noun
: a varying group of symptoms experienced by some women prior to menstruation that may include irritability, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, depression, headache, and abdominal pain

called also PMS

Medical Definition

premenstrual syndrome

noun
: 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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