absence of the menses.

1804, Modern Latin, from Greek privative prefix a- “not” (see a- (3)) + men “month” (see moon (n.)) + rhein “to flow” (see rheum). Related: amenorrheal.

amenorrhea a·men·or·rhe·a or a·men·or·rhoe·a (ā-měn’ə-rē’ə)
Abnormal suppression or absence of menstruation. Also called menostasis.
a·men’or·rhe’al adj.
a·men’or·rhe’ic adj.
The absence of menstruation in a woman between puberty and menopause. Some causes include pregnancy, decreased body weight, endocrine and other medical disorders, and certain medications.


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