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menstrua

(mĕn′stro͞o-ə)
n.
A plural of menstruum.
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menstrua

An obsolete term for:
(1) Solvents formerly used in pharmacology to extract medicinals from plants; plural of mentruum;
(2) Menstruation, menstrual fluids.
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Includebantur hermetico sigillo, duo, menstrua, hora 9 a meridie." (80) Meanwhile, Forman, although recognising that menstrual blood caused infirmities to any foetus created whilst a female was menstruating, also argued that the cure for this was "the menstrues of a virgin or young woman clear from infirmities." (81) This last example is proof of the complexity of beliefs about menstruation and menstrual blood, wherein menstrual blood was seen as harmful for the body in certain bodily contexts, yet beneficial in other contexts.
The virtues or chief arcana of Bloodstone are for bloody ulcers, resolved menstrua, premature profluvia of the matrix, lax dysentery, diarrhoea.
qua venit exoriens, qua deficit, unde coactis / cornibus in plenum menstrua luna redit.
Analisamos aqui dois pontos: e evidente que o corpo feminino menstrua mensalmente, o que marca uma regularidade sabida e reconhecida por qualquer um seja pelo efeito medico-ginecologico, seja pelo comercio de absorvente, por exemplo; no entanto, ha coisas a nao saber e sentidos considerados indesejaveis que, pelo efeito da ideologia, devem ser mantidos em silencio e fora de circulacao.
De certa forma, esta concepcao se aproxima do "corpo grotesco" presente na obra de Rabelais analisada por Mikail BAKHTIN (1987): o corpo feminino nao e um corpo "fechado", e um corpo que menstrua e engravida, que produz "coagulos", "bolas de sangue", que a ele pertencem, e cabe a mulher decidir sobre seus destinos (apud MOTTA, 1998).