premenstrual syndrome

noun

Definition of premenstrual syndrome

: 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 Similarly, there has been five times the amount of research into erectile dysfunction, which affects around 19% of men, than there has been into premenstrual syndrome, which affects 90% of women. Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, 7 Sep. 2020 When food cravings are part of a PMS diagnosis, treatment for premenstrual syndrome in general may help minimize them. Sara Twogood, Quartz, 7 Aug. 2019 Here’s what the research has found. Craving and eating before a period Food cravings are just one of the many symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, also known as PMS. Sara Twogood, Quartz, 7 Aug. 2019 These hormones are influenced by fluctuating estrogen levels (helping to explain the cravings often experienced during pregnancy or premenstrual syndrome), as well as sleep deprivation and stress. Molly Kimball, nola.com, 25 June 2019 In a separate study, researchers say that about one in 10 cases of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may be linked to drinking. Susan Scutti, CNN, 23 Apr. 2018 In 2017, a review in the journal Magnesium Research stated that magnesium deficiency may play a role in a number of gynecological conditions, including premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and dysmenorrhea. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, 2 Mar. 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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“Premenstrual syndrome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premenstrual%20syndrome. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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premenstrual syndrome

noun

English Language Learners Definition of premenstrual syndrome

: a condition experienced by some women before menstruation that may include tiredness, irritability, anxiety, depression, headache, and stomach pain

premenstrual syndrome

noun

Medical Definition of premenstrual syndrome

: 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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