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a laborious effort made for the performance of any normal body function, especially that manifested by a variety of unpleasant symptoms preceding or accompanying menstruation.
mo·li·men, pl. molimina (mō-lī'men, -lim'ĭ-nă)
An effort; laborious performance of a normal function.
[L. an endeavor]
molimen(mō-lī′mĕn) plural.molimina [L., effort]
Effort to establish any normal function, esp. that necessary to establish the menstrual flow.