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a·men·or·rhe·a

 (ā-mĕn′ə-rē′ə)
n.
Abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation.

[a- + Greek mēn, month; see mē- in Indo-European roots + -rrhea.]

a·men′or·rhe′ic, a·men′or·rhe′al adj.

a•men•or•rhe•a

(eɪˌmɛn əˈri ə, əˌmɛn-)

n.
absence of the menses.
[1795–1805]
a•men`or•rhe′al, a•men`or•rhe′ic, adj.

amenorrhea

The abnormal absence of menstruation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amenorrhea - absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
primary amenorrhea - delay of menarche beyond age 18
secondary amenorrhea - cessation of menstruation in a woman who had previously menstruated
Translations

a·men·or·rhe·a

n. amenorrea, ausencia del período menstrual.

amenorrhea

n amenorrea
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As reported as the research in 2006, polycystic ovary syndrome, hypothalamic amenorrhea, hyperprolactinemia, and ovarian failure were the most common causes of amenorrhea; in addition, functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA) is responsible for 20–35% of secondary amenorrhea cases.
4,7,8) The position stand states that the three spectrums occur on a sliding scale ranging from optimal energy availability, eumenorrhea, and optimal bone mineral density to low energy availability with or without an eating disorder, functional hypothalamic amenorrhea, and osteoporosis respectively.
Women for whom the STRAW-10 criteria are not applicable include those with polycystic ovarian syndrome or hypothalamic amenorrhea.
Bone mineral changes in young women with hypothalamic amenorrhea treated with oral contraceptives, medroxyprogesterone, or placebo over 12 months.
A new approach to the treatment of infertility in hypothalamic amenorrhea.
This energy imbalance disrupts the normal hormone axis and leads to what is called "functional hypothalamic amenorrhea," resulting in irregular or absent menses ("period").
The 2003 Rotterdam criteria [Human Reproduction 2004;19:41-7] were not used because the definition is less strict and could include adolescents with hypothalamic amenorrhea, she noted.
1) After ruling it out, the clinician may choose to exclude other causes of secondary amenorrhea before presuming a diagnosis of hypothalamic amenorrhea.
All women with hypothalamic amenorrhea were 90%-110% of ideal body weight; amenorrheic for at least 3 months; had normal FSH, prolactin, testosterone, and free testosterone levels; an LH-to-FSH ratio of less than 2.
Women were categorized clinically as normal (either obese or nonobese), or as having hyperprolactinemia, hypothalamic amenorrhea, or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) (again, either obese or nonobese).