Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to secondary amenorrhea: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
amenorrhea in which the menses appeared at puberty but subsequently ceased.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
secondary amenorrheaGynecology A condition in which menstruation begins at the appropriate age but stops for 6+ months without usual causes–eg, pregnancy, lactation or menopause Etiology Excessive exercise, body fat content < 15%, extreme obesity, emotional stress, busulfan, chlorambucil, cyclophosphamide, phenothiazines, oral and other contraceptives–eg, Norplant, Depo-Provera, D&C. See Amenorrhea.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
sec·on·dar·y a·men·or·rhe·a(sek'ŏn-dar-ē ā-men'ŏr-ē'ă)
Amenorrhea in which the menses appeared at puberty but subsequently ceased.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012