premenstruum

premenstruum

 [pre-men´stroo-um]
the period immediately before menstruation.

pre·men·stru·um

(prē-men'strū-ŭm),
The few days preceding menstruation.
[pre- + L. menstruum, ntr. of menstruus, monthly, pertaining to menstruation]

premenstruum

/pre·men·stru·um/ (-men´stroo-um) pl. premen´strua   [L.] the interval immediately preceding a menstrual period.

pre·men·stru·um

(prē-men'strū-ŭm)
The few days preceding menstruation.
[pre- + L. menstruum, ntr. of menstruus, monthly, pertaining to menstruation]
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During the premenstruum, kidney yang qi gradually becomes effulgent, and eventually, double yang transforms into yin.
Indeed, research has found that women's perceptions of what happens in the premenstruum becomes more pathological when they are introduced to the diagnostic definition of PMDD (Hash & Chrisler, 1997).
They further suggest that when negative moods coincide with the premenstruum, even if this happens occasionally, this would be sufficient to maintain the belief in PMS because people selectively attend to information congruent with their stereotypes.
Several well-designed studies of cognitive therapy for PMS have shown efficacy with strategies including correcting dysfunctional beliefs such as negative attitudes toward menstruation and the premenstruum.