Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or occurring in the period just before menstruation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Occurring in the time period during the menstrual cycle leading up to the beginning of menstruation.
  • adj. Relating to the time period in a girl's life prior to her first experience of menstruation; prepubescent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Preceding menstruation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or occurring during the period just before menstruation

Etymologies

From pre- +‎ menstrual. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You and millions of Article by WorldNews Correspondent Janice Sabnal - There are several The term premenstrual syndrome (PMS) lumps together a vast collection of symptoms, physical and Women go on the pill for many reasons.

    WN.com - Articles related to Portable TVs Take a Giant Leap Forward

  • If me getting premenstrual is something that's going to continue it's going to be a right barrel of laughs in our house once a month.

    The One With The Drunken Floozy

  • Canadian Sentinel's post sounds interesting, though calling premenstrual Asian labourers "coolies", and white people "ivories" isn't very PC.

    This just never gets old.

  • The ads also give the misleading impression that the birth-control pill is appropriate for treating premenstrual syndrome (PMS), when in fact it's only approved for treating a more serious condition called premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD.

    TV ads for birth-control pill Yaz gloss over the risks

  • With Yaz, you take 24 days of active pills followed by just 4 days of placebos; it's approved not just for contraception but also for treating acne and a severe form of PMS called premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

    Should you consider a period-reducing birth-control pill?

  • The ads also give the misleading impression that the birth-control pill is appropriate for treating premenstrual syndrome PMS, when in fact it's only approved for treating a more serious condition called premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD.

    TV ads for birth-control pill Yaz gloss over the risks

  • In the early 1980s, influential psychiatrists created a special disorder called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)—to be distinguished from the PMS (premenstrual syndrome) that some women experience.

    OUR BODIES, OURSELVES

  • Finally, there is the general disease called premenstrual tension PMT or PMS, which can cause physiological symptoms along with irritability, moodiness, and other emotional imbalances.

    THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE

  • The FDA has just approved the antidepressant Zoloft from treating women who have a condition know as premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

    CNN Transcript May 21, 2002

  • The set of symptoms associated with menstrual periods are called premenstrual syndrome, or PMS.

    EzineArticles

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