menstrual blood

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Noun1.menstrual blood - flow of blood from the uterus; occurs at roughly monthly intervals during a woman's reproductive years
adult female body, woman's body - the body of an adult woman
blood - the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
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Ancient philosophers thought menstrual blood was the source of new life: Aristotle speculated that it harbors a substance, the materia prima, that a man's sperm shapes into an embryo.
In the female the operation is properly described as excision and consists of the abscission of either a part or the whole of the external genitalia; to this is frequently added the operation of infibulation, the sewing together of the parts of the vulva, leaving only a small opening for the release of urine and menstrual blood.
According to the Ankave theory of procreation, both sexes contribute their own characteristic substances -- menstrual blood and semen -- to the child's conception, but only the woman nourishes the fetus in utero.
While women like Geraldine are quick to dispatch with "funk" wherever it "crusts" (68), Claudia is fascinated with her own body's sometimes graphically nauseating materiality: She is captivated by the menstrual blood her sister hurries to wash away; she studies her own vomit, admires the way it "[clings] to its own mass, refusing to break up and be removed" (13); she abhors the "dreadful and humiliating absence of dirt [and] the irritable, unimaginative cleanliness" (21) that accompanies it; she remembers the year recounted in the novel as a time when she and Frieda "were still in love with [themselves and] .
KCAS also has established a quantitative method for the measurement of menstrual blood loss.
Majority of companies pursuing stem cell therapeutics are engaged in the development of adult stem cells derived from sources such as bone marrow, neural tissue, adipose tissue, menstrual blood, and placenta.
Pasquale Florio and his associates at the University of Siena (Italy) suggested that cesarean section--induced isthmoceles may interfere with passage of menstrual blood through the cervix, and the accumulated fluid may lead to suprapubic pelvic pain and post-menstrual abnormal uterine bleeding (Curt.
Part of the explanation could be that women in these age groups have higher PFC levels because they are no longer losing PFCs with menstrual blood anymore, but, it is still clinically disturbing because it would imply that increased PFC exposure is the natural result of menopause.
Menstrual blood flows from the uterus and out of the body through the vagina, but the blood and tissue shed from endometrial growths has no way of leaving the body.
The 50 patients were given Mirena while waiting for surgery; menstrual blood loss was reduced to acceptable levels in 37 of the women after 3 months and in 4 more women by 6 and 9 months.
The developing "fruit" (Frucht) is nourished by the mother's menstrual blood.
The blood, when analyzed, turned out to be the woman's own menstrual blood.