premenstruum

premenstruum

 [pre-men´stroo-um]
the period immediately before menstruation.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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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pre·men·stru·um

(prē-men'strū-ŭm)
The few days preceding menstruation.
[pre- + L. menstruum, ntr. of menstruus, monthly, pertaining to menstruation]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Specifically, rats showed symptoms at the nonacceptance period (premenstruum) in the oestrous cycle that disappeared or resolved at the acceptance period (post-menstruum).
Premenstruum: In order to warm yang and boost the kidneys, Wen Yang Yi Shen Tang (Warm Yang & Boost the Kidneys Decoction) with additions and subtractions was administered:
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).
She reported that all of her symptoms were worse during the premenstruum. She also complained of episodic pain of the dorsum of the right great toe, as well as general aching in the feet.
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. The scant literature available on relaxation therapy, however, shows conflicting results.