profuse menstruation


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  • Menorrhagia — Men or*rha gi*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. mh n month + ? to break.] (Med.) (a) Profuse menstruation. (b) Any profuse bleeding from the uterus; Metrorrhagia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Traditional Chinese medicine — Alternative medical systems Traditional Chinese medicin …   Wikipedia

  • epimenorrhagia — Prolonged and profuse menstruation occurring at any time, but most frequently at the beginning and end of menstrual life. * * * n. see menorrhagia …   Medical dictionary

  • menorrhea — men·or·rhea or Brit men·or·rhoea .men ə rē ə n normal menstrual flow * * * men·or·rhea (men″ə reґə) [meno + rrhea] 1. the normal discharge of the menses. 2. profuse menstruation …   Medical dictionary

  • pregnancy — /preg neuhn see/, n., pl. pregnancies. the state, condition, or quality of being pregnant. [1520 30; PREGN(ANT) + ANCY] * * * Process of human gestation that takes place in the female s body as a fetus develops, from fertilization to birth (see… …   Universalium

  • cramp — cramp1 /kramp/, n. 1. Often, cramps. a. a sudden, involuntary, spasmodic contraction of a muscle or group of muscles, esp. of the extremities, sometimes with severe pain. b. a piercing pain in the abdomen. c. an intermittent, painful contraction… …   Universalium

  • menopause — /men euh pawz /, n. Physiol. 1. the period of permanent cessation of menstruation, usually occurring between the ages of 45 and 55. 2. See male menopause. [1870 75; < F ménopause. See MENO , PAUSE] * * * Final cessation of menstruation, ending… …   Universalium

  • hypermenorrhea — Excessively prolonged or profuse menses. SYN: menorrhagia. [hyper + G. men, month, + rhoia, flow] * * * hy·per·men·or·rhea or chiefly Brit hy·per·men·or·rhoea .men ə rē ə n abnormally profuse or prolonged menstrual flow compare MENORRHAGIA * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • Thermoregulation — is the ability of an organism to keep its body temperature within certain boundaries, even when temperature surrounding is very different. This process is one aspect of homeostasis: a dynamic state of stability between an animal s internal… …   Wikipedia

  • cervicitis — /serr veuh suy tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the cervix. [1885 90; < L cervic (see CERVICAL) + ITIS] * * * Inflammation of the cervix of the uterus, caused by infection or irritation. It is most common during the years of menstruation.… …   Universalium

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