- absence of the menses.
Origin of amenorrhea
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Opposed to amenorrhoea is menorrhagia, or an excessive menstrual flow.
Amenorrhoea is an absence of menstruation in conditions other than pregnancy or lactation.
esp US amenorrhea
- abnormal absence of menstruation
C19: from a- 1 + meno- + -rrhoea
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Word Origin and History for amenorrhoea
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- Abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation.menostasis
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- The absence of menstruation in a woman between puberty and menopause. Some causes include pregnancy, decreased body weight, endocrine and other medical disorders, and certain medications.
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