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Premenstrual Syndrome

A combination of distressing physical, psychologic, or behavioral changes that occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Symptoms of PMS are diverse (such as pain, water-retention, anxiety, cravings, and depression) and they diminish markedly 2 or 3 days after the initiation of menses.

Year introduced: 1986

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Tree Number(s): C23.550.568.968

MeSH Unique ID: D011293

Entry Terms:

  • Premenstrual Syndromes
  • Syndrome, Premenstrual
  • Syndromes, Premenstrual
  • Premenstrual Tension
  • Premenstrual Tensions
  • Tension, Premenstrual
  • Tensions, Premenstrual

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