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absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow amenia , amenorrhea , amenorrhoea
natural family planning in which the fertile period of the woman's menstrual cycle is inferred by noting the rise in basal body temperature that typically occurs with ovulation basal body temperature method , basal body temperature method of family planning
time in a woman's life in which the menstrual cycle ends change of life , climacteric , menopause
iron deficiency anemia in young women; characterized by weakness and menstrual disturbances and a green color to the skin chlorosis , greensickness
synthetic nonsteroid with the properties of estrogen; formerly used to treat menstrual problems but was found to be associated with vaginal cancers in the daughters of women so treated during pregnancy DES , diethylstilbesterol , stilbesterol
any agent that promotes menstrual discharge emmenagogue
time in the menstrual cycle when fertilization is most likely to be possible (7 days before to 7 days after ovulation) fertile period , fertile phase
time period extending from the first day of the last menstrual period through 12 weeks of gestation first trimester
accumulation of menstrual blood in the vagina (usually due to an imperforate hymen) haematocolpos , hematocolpos
estrogen compound used to treat menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms and to prevent pregnancy hexestrol
hymen that is completely closed so that menstrual blood cannot flow out imperforate hymen
disposable absorbent pad (trade name Kotex); worn to absorb menstrual flow Kotex , sanitary napkin
second half of the menstrual cycle after ovulation; the corpus luteum secretes progesterone which prepares the endometrium for the implantation of an embryo; if fertilization does not occur then menstrual flow begins luteal phase , secretory phase
progestin compound (trade name Provera) used to treat menstrual disorders medroxyprogesterone , Provera
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug (trade name Ponstel) used to treat mild pain (especially menstrual cramps) mefenamic acid , Ponstel
phase of the menstrual cycle during which the lining of the uterus is shed (the first day of menstrual flow is considered day 1 of the menstrual cycle) menstrual phase
pain in the area of the ovary that is felt at the time of ovulation (usually midway through the menstrual cycle) mittelschmerz
rule for calculating an expected delivery date; subtract three months from the first day of the last menstrual period and add seven days to that date Naegele's rule
any of several methods of family planning that do not involve sterilization or contraceptive devices or drugs; coitus is avoided during the fertile time of a woman's menstrual cycle natural family planning
expulsion of an ovum from the ovary (usually midway in the menstrual cycle) ovulation
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