- absence of the menses.
Origin of amenorrhea
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Examples from the Web for amenorrhea
The amenorrhea from exhaustive diseases will usually correct itself with, or soon after, the establishment of convalescence.
For this reason it is safe to disregard the amenorrhea and build up the bodily strength.
According to the claims in the circular quoted above, it is useful both in amenorrhea and in menorrhagia.
One case of amenorrhea I saw in recent years proved to be due to a beginning acromegaly.
Occasionally diseases of other ductless glands, as the thyroid, may have amenorrhea as one of the first symptoms.
Word Origin and History for amenorrhea
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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