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Abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation.

[a- + Greek mēn, month; see mē- in Indo-European roots + -rrhea.]

a·men′or·rhe′ic, a·men′or·rhe′al adj.


(æˌmɛnəˈriːɪk; eɪˌmɛnəˈriːɪk)
of or relating to amenorrhea
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Adj.1.amenorrheic - related to the suppression of normal menstrual flow for any reason other than pregnancy
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Re-evaluation of secondary amenorrheic patients one year after initial diagnosis: a prospective study.
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Twenty-four had been amenorrheic for three months or more within the previous six months.
They had not realized they were pregnant either because they were using a contraceptive consistently that they thought could not let them down, or were amenorrheic (often due to prescribed medication, such as methadone, a medication used by those in substance abuse programs).
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Anorectic women not receiving contraceptives had been amenorrheic for at least 3 consecutive months and had not received hormonal contraceptives within the previous 3 months.