premenstrual-tension

premenstrual syndrome

noun Pathology.
a complex of physical and emotional changes, including depression, irritability, appetite changes, bloating and water retention, breast soreness, and changes in muscular coordination, one or more of which may be experienced in the several days before the onset of menstrual flow. Abbreviation: PMS
Also called premenstrual tension.


Origin:
1980–85; pre- + menstrual

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premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual tension
 
n
PMS, Abbreviation: PMT a group of symptoms, including nervous tension and fluid retention, any of which may be experienced as a result of hormonal changes in the days before a menstrual period starts
 
premenstrual tension or premenstrual tension
 
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premenstrual syndrome n.

Abbr. PMS A group of symptoms, including abdominal bloating, breast tenderness, headache, fatigue, irritability, and depression, that occur in many women from 2 to 14 days before the onset of menstruation. Also called premenstrual tension.

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