polymenorrhea


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polymenorrhea

 [pol″e-men″o-re´ah]
abnormally frequent menstruation.

pol·y·men·or·rhe·a

(pol'ē-men'ō-rē'ă), Do not confuse this word with hypermenorrhea.
Occurrence of menstrual cycles of greater than usual frequency.
[poly- + G. mēn, month, + rhoia, flow]

polymenorrhea

/poly·men·or·rhea/ (-men″ah-re´ah) abnormally frequent menstruation.

polymenorrhea

an abnormally frequent recurrence of the menstrual cycle. Also called polymenia.

pol·y·men·or·rhe·a

(pol'ē-men'ŏr-ē'ă)
Occurrence of menstrual cycles of greater than usual frequency.
Synonym(s): polymenorrhoea.
[poly- + G. mēn, month, + rhoia, flow]

polymenorrhea (pˈ·lē·me·nō·rēˑ·),

n disorder in which menstrual cycles are abnormally frequent and brief in duration,
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Among battery plant and capacitor factory workers, 52 lead-exposed female workers were found to have a higher prevalence of menstrual abnormalities, including polymenorrhea or hypermenorrhea and spontaneous abortion, than 62 controls randomly sampled from plant workers in non-lead-production departments (Tang and Zhu 2003).
In an uncontrolled study, Vitex reduced elevated prolactin levels in 80% of 34 women with hyperprolactinemia at a dosage of 30-40 mg per day for one month and improved symptoms of a variety of menstrual disorders including secondary amenorrhea, cystic hyperplasia of the endometrium, deficient corpus luteum function, metrorrhagia, polymenorrhea and oligomenorrhea (Bone 2003).
A large proportion of adolescent girls suffer from various gynecological problems, particularly menstrual irregularities such as menorrhagia, polymenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, and dysmenorrhea.