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See menses.

[Greek katamēnia, from neuter pl. of katamēnios, monthly : kata-, according to, per; see cata- + mēn, month; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

cat′a·me′ni·al adj.
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Adj.1.catamenial - of or relating to menstruation or the menses; "menstrual period"
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Patented is a catamenial device comprising: A) a liquid pervious topsheet, said topsheet having an inner surface oriented toward the interior of said absorbent article and an outer surface oriented toward the skin of the wearer when said absorbent article is being worn, wherein at least a portion of said topsheet outer surface comprises an effective amount of a lotion coating which is semi-solid or solid at 25[degrees] C.
Approved as adjunctive treatment for refractory focal and generalized epilepsies, especially absence, and for catamenial (menstrual related) seizures
The chronic, intracranial EEG recordings provided by the RNS technology have other potentially valuable uses, including seizure prediction/warning; seizure awareness and counting as a way to assess treatment efficacy; identification of circadian, catamenial, and other ictal and interictal patterns; and the lateralization of bitemporal seizures, Dr.
While seizures can disrupt hormonal balance, neurons in the epileptic brain can also become hypersensitive to hormones, a force that seems to drive both catamenial epilepsy (a pattern of seizures that peaks near the time of menstruation) and the high prevalence of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in this population.
Herzog astutely identified that 39% of the women "showed one of three predefined catamenial patterns" ("Look for Catamenial Epilepsy Pattern," March 1, 2005, p.
Two experts rated the question pertaining to catamenial issues (hormones) as a 2, indicating it is an "interesting issue," but not as clinically relevant as others.
Wallace, a former USAF Major and a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, is the author of "Living With Lung and Colon Endometriosis: Catamenial Pneumothorax.
Jacobs has diagnosed and successfully treated many patients with hormonal conditions, including catamenial epilepsy (seizures occurring in phase with the menstrual cycle), emotional disorders brought on by premenstrual and menopausal influences, anxiety resulting from late onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia, and a range of disorders involving the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland.
Some girls may notice that seizures occur more often during certain parts of their menstrual cycle, such as the middle of their cycle or in the week or so before their period begins; this is called catamenial epilepsy.
Most of the group (81%) experienced migraine without aura; 11% had migraine with aura, and the rest of the children had abdominal, ophthalmoplegic, or catamenial migraine.
Women with catamenial epilepsy should use a form of birth control that reliably suppresses ovulation.