dysmenorrhea

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dys·men·or·rhe·a

 (dĭs-mĕn′ə-rē′ə)
n.
Painful menstruation.

[New Latin : dys- + Greek mēn, month; see mē- in Indo-European roots + -rrhea.]

dys·men′or·rhe′al (-rē′əl), dys·men′or·rhe′ic (-rē′ĭk) adj.

dys•men•or•rhe•a

or dys•men•or•rhoe•a

(ˌdɪs mɛn əˈri ə)

n.
painful menstruation.
[1800–10]
dys`men•or•rhe′al, adj.

dysmenorrhea

a condition of painful menstruation.
See also: Disease and Illness

dysmenorrhea

Painful menstruation usually caused by contraction of the uterus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dysmenorrhea - painful menstruation
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
primary dysmenorrhea - painful menstruation that is intrinsic to menstruation and not the result of a disease
secondary dysmenorrhea - painful menstruation that is caused by some specific disorder (as endometriosis)
Translations

dys·men·or·rhe·a

n. dismenorrea, menstruación difícil, acompañada de dolor y trastornos.
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