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dysmenorrhea accompanied by an exfoliation of the menstrual decidua.
Etymology: L, membrana + Gk, dys, bad, men, month, rhein, to flow
a form of spasmodic pain associated with menstruation, in which a cast of the uterine cavity is passed.
mem·bra·nous dys·men·or·rhe·a(mem'bră-nŭs dis-men'ŏ-rē'ă)
Dysmenorrhea accompanied by an exfoliation of the menstrual decidua.
A severe spasmodic dysmenorrhea accompanied by the passage of a cast or partial cast of the endometrial membrane.
See also: dysmenorrhea