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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5) Our study would like to explore any differences in autonomic function in dysmenorrheic women when compared to non dysmenorrheic women.
The scientific reports concerning the effect of PA on dysmenorrheic pain intensity offer mixed evidence (29).
Premenstrual symptoms in dysmenorrheic college students: prevalence and relation to vitamin D and parathyroid hormone levels," Int J Environ Res Public Health, Vol.
Pain threshold variations in somatic wall tissues as a function of menstrual cycle, segmental site and tissue depth in non-dysmenorrheic women, dysmenorrheic women and men.
Incidence of anovulatory menstrual cycles among dysmenorrheic and non-dismenorrheic women: Effects on symptomatology and mood
10,32) Other investigators have noted that pain control is achieved in dysmenorrheic women soon after the initiation of LNG-IUS; this pain control is not correlated to cessation of menstrual bleeding and may result from both endometrial atrophy and an effect on the endometriotic lesions.