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hot flash

n.
A sudden brief sensation of heat, often over the entire body, caused by a transient dilation of the blood vessels of the skin, experienced by many women in the period around menopause and by both women and men undergoing certain medical treatments, especially hormone treatments for breast or prostate cancer.

hot′ flash′


n.
a sudden, temporary sensation of heat experienced by some women during menopause. Also called hot′ flush′.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hot flash - sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Translations

hot flash

n sofoco, bochorno, calor m, fogaje m (Carib), sensación repentina de calor que suelen sufrir las mujeres durante la menopausia
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Mean hot flash scores, mean hot flash frequencies, and associated changes during the treatment period were similar for all groups, including those receiving placebo.
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The primary endpoint was change from baseline to week 8 in hot flash composite score as gleaned from participants' diaries.
Gass added that since many of the women in this pilot study indicated their primary motivator for losing weight was hot flash reduction, they know that this could be a strong incentive for women to engage in a healthier lifestyle which provides numerous other health benefits beyond hot flash management.
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The FDA's decision comes nearly four months after an advisory panel recommended that the agency reject Brisdelle and a competing nonhormonal hot flash treatment from Depomed that contained the anti-seizure ingredient gabapentin.
During a hot flash, women may feel flushed and overly warm, as well as feeling as if their heart is beating rapidly.
1) Higher doses of venlafaxine produced greater reductions in hot flash scores from baseline than did the lowest dose or placebo: 150 mg lowered scores by 61% (95% confidence interval [CI], 48%-75%); 75 mg also decreased scores by 61% (95% CI, 50%-68%); 37.
Hot flash frequency and severity scores as recorded in patients' daily hot flash diaries fell by about 70% at 5 weeks and even further to 80% at 12 weeks of follow-up, 7 weeks after the intervention ended, reported Dr.
The frequency of hot flashes decreased 50 percent over six weeks, and the overall hot flash score decreased an average 57 percent.
Use BeKool Hot Flash gel sheets for immediate cooling.