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hot flush Line breaks: hot flush
(North American also hot flash)

Definition of hot flush in English:


A sudden feeling of feverish heat, typically as a symptom of the menopause.
Example sentences
  • Although endocrine changes are permanent, menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, which are experienced by about 70% of women, usually resolve with time.
  • In the short term, it is taken to relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness.
  • Hormone replacement therapy is used mostly for the relief of menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, and for the prevention of osteoporosis.

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