menstrual period


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men·ses

(men'sēz),
A periodic physiologic hemorrhage occurring at intervals of about 4 weeks and having its source in the uterine mucous membrane; usually the bleeding is preceded by ovulation and predecidual changes in the endometrium.
See also: menstrual cycle.
Synonym(s): menstrual period
[L. pl. of mensis, month]

menstrual period

n.
A single monthly occurrence of menstruation.

men·ses

(men'sēz)
A periodic physiologic hemorrhage, which occurs at approximately 4-week intervals; its source is the uterine mucous membrane; usually the bleeding is preceded by ovulation and predecidual changes in the endometrium.
See also: menstrual cycle
Synonym(s): emmenia, menstrual period.
[L. pl. of mensis, month]

menstrual period

The sequence of days, usually 3 to 7 but averaging 4 days, during each menstrual cycle when the lining of the womb (the endometrium), together with a quantity of blood, is being shed via the cervix and the vagina. The volume lost varies between 50 and 150 ml. Menstrual blood is dark in colour and does not clot.
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births between 1996 and 2002, researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine and University of Cinncinnati found a strong relationship between birth defects and time of conception (last menstrual period) between April and July.
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