menses

Definitions of menses
  1. noun
    the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause
    “"a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates”
    synonyms: catamenia, flow, menstruation, menstruum, period
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    types:
    hypermenorrhea, menorrhagia
    abnormally heavy or prolonged menstruation; can be a symptom of uterine tumors and can lead to anemia if prolonged
    oligomenorrhea
    abnormally light or infrequent menstruation
    type of:
    discharge, emission, expelling
    any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body
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