from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n.pl. The monthly flow of blood and cellular debris from the uterus that begins at puberty in women and the females of other primates. In women, menses ceases at menopause. Also called catamenia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The discharge of blood mixed with pieces of cellular tissue from the uterus of a female out through her vagina, which occurs roughly every month; menstrual flow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. The catamenial or menstrual discharge, a periodic flow of blood or bloody fluid from the uterus or female generative organs.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Catamenial or monthly discharges; a periodic constitutional flow of blood or bloody fluid from the mucous coat of the uterus of a female, as a woman, monkey, bitch, or other mammal.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
Coition during the menses is forbidden by all Eastern faiths under the severest penalties.
Our menses are a time for rejuvenation and tapping into our inner wisdom.
So please do not bash me for thinking my menses is a disease, because in my case, it is.
This is the periodical development and discharge of an ovule (one or more) by the female, accompanied by the discharge of a fluid, known as menses or catamenia.
Some husbands come to the physician complaining that the menses are the only period during which their wives demand sex relations, and ask if something cannot be done to cure them of what they consider an abnormal desire.
According to this the first half of the month was numbered forwards and called menses intrans, but the last half of the month was called mensis exiens and numbered backwards, as in the Roman system; thus the seventeenth of May was called die quinto decimo exeuntis mensis Maii.
The subsidence of the bleeding followed her first pregnancy, but subsequently on one occasion, when the menses were a few days in arrears, she exhibited a blood-like exudation from the forehead, eyelids, and scalp.
Menstruation is that periodical discharge which takes place from the womb, commonly called menses or courses.
The Cherokee Physician, or Indian Guide to Health, as Given by Richard Foreman, a Cherokee Doctor; Comprising a Brief View of Anatomy, With General Rules for Preserving Health without the Use of Medicines. The Diseases of the U. States, with Their Symptoms, Causes, and Means of Prevention, are Treated on in a Satisfactory Manner. It Also Contains a Description of a Variety of Herbs and Roots, Many of which are not Explained in Any Other Book, and their Medical Virtues have Hitherto been Unknown to the Whites; To which is Added a Short Dispensatory.
I've been screening for late-onset CAH for over 20 years whenever an adolescent or adult woman presents to me with irregular menses and acne or hair growth, and I've diagnosed it in maybe 2 or 3 patients.
In women, this can lead to an over-production of testosterone, which in turn can cause irregular menses, acne, hirsutism (excess hair growth) and infertility.