Meaning of “premenstrual syndrome” in the English Dictionary

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"premenstrual syndrome" in British English

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premenstrual syndromenoun [ U ]

uk /priːˌmen.stru.əl ˈsɪn.drəʊm/ us /priːˌmen.stru.strəl ˈsɪn.droʊm/ UK also premenstrual tension

a condition in which some women experience pain and swelling in particular parts of their bodies, and feelings such as anxiety, anger, or unhappiness for a few days before their period (= flow of blood each month)

(Definition of “premenstrual syndrome” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"premenstrual syndrome" in American English

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premenstrual syndromenoun [ U ]

us /priˈmen·stru·əl ˌsɪn·droʊm, ˈmen·strəl, ˌsɪn·drəm/ abbreviation PMS

pains and feelings of unhappiness or anxiety that some women experience a few days before their period (= flow of blood each month from the uterus) begins

(Definition of “premenstrual syndrome” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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