Cycle, menstrual

Cycle, menstrual
The menstrual cycle, "the period" of monthly changes of the endometrium (the lining of the uterus), ends with the shedding of part of the endometrium and menstruation (monthly vaginal bleeding) and, by convention, is considered to begin again on the first day of menstrual bleeding. That day is designated as "day 1".

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cycle — 1. A recurrent series of events. 2. A recurring period of time. 3. One successive compression and rarefaction of a wave, as of a sound wave. [G. kyklos, circle] anovulatory c. a …   Medical dictionary

  • Menstrual cycle — See also: Menstruation and Menstruation (mammal) The menstrual cycle is the scientific term for the physiological changes that can occur in fertile women. This article focuses on the human menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle, under the… …   Wikipedia

  • Menstrual synchrony — is a phenomenon reported in 1971 wherein the menstrual cycles of women who lived together (such as in homes, prisons, convents, bordellos, dormitories, or barracks) reportedly became synchronized over time. The existence of menstrual synchrony… …   Wikipedia

  • Menstrual disorder — Classification and external resources ICD 10 N91 N95 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • Menstrual extraction — Background Abortion type Surgical First use 1971 Gestation First trimester Usage Developed and often used in lay setting …   Wikipedia

  • Menstrual leave — is a type of leave where a woman is given paid leave from her employment every time she is menstruating.[1][2] Contents 1 History 2 Changing times …   Wikipedia

  • menstrual cycle — menstrual ,cycle noun count the repeated process in which a woman s WOMB prepares for PREGNANCY and that ends in a PERIOD if she does not get pregnant. The menstrual cycle usually lasts about a month …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Cycle Menstruel — Le cycle menstruel est l ensemble des phénomènes physiologiques de la femme préparant l organisme à une éventuelle fécondation et survenant le plus souvent de façon périodique. La manifestation la plus visible de ces modifications est la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Menstrual psychosis — Contents 1 Definition 2 History 3 Examples 4 Clinical features 5 Epidemiology …   Wikipedia

  • Menstrual cup — A bell shaped bra …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.