Definition of premenstrual syndrome in English:

premenstrual syndrome

Line breaks: pre|men¦strual syn|drome
(abbreviation: PMS)


[mass noun]
  • Any of a complex of symptoms (including emotional tension and fluid retention) experienced by some women in the days immediately before menstruation.
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    • The week or so before the menstrual period is often characterized by symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
    • The main outcome measure was a reduction in overall symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
    • The range of physical and mental symptoms called premenstrual syndrome can affect women two to 14 days before menstruation begins.

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