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

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In a separate study, researchers say that about one in 10 cases of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) may be linked to drinking. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Drinkers have more bad mouth bacteria, study finds," 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, "8 Ways to Get Rid of Period Cramps That Actually Work," 2 Mar. 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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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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