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premenstrual syndromenoun [U]

uk   us   (UK also premenstrual tension)
a ​condition in which some women ​experiencepain and ​swelling in ​particularparts of ​theirbodies, 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)

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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 ​theirperiod (= ​flow of ​blood each ​month from the ​uterus)begins
(Definition of premenstrual syndrome from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “premenstrual syndrome”
in Chinese (Simplified) 经期前综合征…
in Chinese (Traditional) 經前症候群…
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