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dys·men′or·rhe′al (-rē′əl), dys·men′or·rhe′ic (-rē′ĭk) adj.
or dys•men•or•rhoe•a(ˌdɪs mɛn əˈri ə)
a condition of painful menstruation.See also: Disease and Illness
Painful menstruation usually caused by contraction of the uterus.
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|Noun||1.||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)