premenstrual syndrome

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premenstrual syndrome

n. Abbr. PMS
A varying group of symptoms including pelvic and back discomfort, breast tenderness, headache, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, and moodiness, that occur in some women two to seven days before the onset of menstruation and cease shortly after menses begins.

premenstrual syndrome

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premenstrual tension

n
(Physiology) a group of symptoms, including nervous tension and fluid retention, any of which may be experienced as a result of hormonal changes in the days before a menstrual period starts. Abbreviation: PMS or PMT

premen′strual syn`drome


n.
a complex of physical and emotional changes, as depression, irritability, bloating, and soreness of the breasts, one or more of which may be experienced in the several days before the onset of menstrual flow. Abbr.: PMS
[1980–85]

premenstrual syndrome

(PMS) Physical and/or emotional discomforts experienced by some women before, during, and/or after menstruation.
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Noun1.premenstrual syndrome - a syndrome that occurs in many women from 2 to 14 days before the onset of menstruation
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
Translations

premenstrual syndrome

, premenstrual tension
n (esp Brit) → prämenstruelles Syndrom, prämenstruelle Phase

pre·men·stru·al syn·drome

n. síndrome premenstrual, síndrome que se manifiesta días anteriores a la menstruación y que se caracteriza por irritabilidad, retención de líquidos y tensión emocional.
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We are all individuals and yet at certain times during the month, each of us will experience emotional upsets brought on either by pre-menstrual tension or the other period of change for us women - the menopause.
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It works by stopping periods and could end symptoms of pre-menstrual tension.
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Rolling your eyes sweetly and simpering pathetically about pre-menstrual tension, low iron levels, or teatimes spent in front of Blue Peter is usually all it takes to win your loved one over as you explain why your bank account, say, is in the red again.
Jed describes it as the male equivalent of pre-menstrual tension which can affect any male from their mid-20s into their 80s.
The tribunal also heard how Mr Bux ordered Mrs Ali to cook him curries while his wife was away and claimed in front of colleagues she was useless because she had pre-menstrual tension.
QI SUFFER very badly from pre-menstrual tension to the extent that my boyfriend is about to leave me.
He said: "Moreover, the hormonal fluctuations typical of a real menstrual cycle are smoothed out and this may help to relieve pre-menstrual tension syndrome.