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Etymology: Gk, pathos, disease, logos, science, a + men, month, rhoia, to flow
a stoppage or absence of menstrual discharge from the uterus as a result of a disease.
Amenorrhea due to organic damage, disease, or dysfunction. Common causes include hypothalamic-pituitary dysfunction; ovarian dysfunction; alteration or obstruction of the genital outflow tract; congenital abnormalities; neoplasms; and injuries. Disease-related amenorrheas include Ascherman's syndrome, Savage's syndrome, Sheehan's syndrome, and Turner's syndrome.
See also: amenorrhea