amenorrhea

[ey-men-uh-ree-uh, uh-men-]
noun Pathology.
absence of the menses.
Also, amenorrhoea.


Origin:
1795–1805; a-6 + meno- + -rrhea

amenorrheal, amenorrhoeal, amenorrheic, amenorrhoeic, adjective
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amenorrhoea or esp (US) amenorrhea (æˌmɛnəˈrɪə, eɪ-, æˌmɛnəˈrɪə, eɪ-)
 
n
abnormal absence of menstruation
 
[C19: from a-1 + meno- + -rrhoea]
 
amenorrhea or esp (US) amenorrhea
 
n
 
[C19: from a-1 + meno- + -rrhoea]

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amenorrhea
Mod.L., from Gk. priv. prefix a- + men "month" + rhein "to flow" (see rheum).
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Medical Dictionary

amenorrhea a·men·or·rhe·a or a·men·or·rhoe·a (ā-měn'ə-rē'ə)
n.
Abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation. Also called menostasis.


a·men'or·rhe'al adj.
a·men'or·rhe'ic adj.
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amenorrhea   (ā-měn'ə-rē'ə)  Pronunciation Key 
The absence of menstruation in a woman between puberty and menopause. Some causes include pregnancy, decreased body weight, endocrine and other medical disorders, and certain medications.
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Primary and secondary amenorrhea and precocious puberty: etiology, diagnostic evaluation, management.
If bleeding occurs after that, the cause of amenorrhea is related to low estrogen levels.
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