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Princeton's WordNet

  1. premenstrual syndrome, PMSnoun

    a syndrome that occurs in many women from 2 to 14 days before the onset of menstruation


  1. PMSverb

    to experience a premenstrual syndrome or premenstrual stress


  1. PMS

    Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a disruptive set of emotional and physical symptoms that regularly occur in the one to two weeks before the start of each menstrual period. Symptoms resolve around the time menstrual bleeding begins. Different women experience different symptoms. Premenstrual syndrome commonly produces one or more physical, emotional, or behavioral symptoms, that resolve with menses. The range of symptoms is wide, and most commonly are breast tenderness, bloating, headache, mood swings, depression, anxiety, anger, and irritability. To be diagnosed as PMS, rather than a normal discomfort of the menstrual cycle, these symptoms must interfere with daily living, during two menstrual cycles of prospective recording. These symptoms are nonspecific and are seen in women without PMS. Often PMS-related symptoms are present for about six days. An individual's pattern of symptoms may change over time. PMS does not produce symptoms during pregnancy or following menopause.Diagnosis requires a consistent pattern of emotional and physical symptoms occurring after ovulation and before menstruation to a degree that interferes with normal life. Emotional symptoms must not be present during the initial part of the menstrual cycle. A daily list of symptoms over a few months may help in diagnosis. Other disorders that cause similar symptoms need to be excluded before a diagnosis is made.The cause of PMS is unknown, but the underlying mechanism is believed to involve changes in hormone levels during the course of the whole menstrual cycle. Reducing salt, alcohol, caffeine, and stress, along with increasing exercise is typically all that is recommended for the management of mild symptoms. Calcium and vitamin D supplementation may be useful in some. Anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen or naproxen may help with physical symptoms. In those with more significant symptoms, birth control pills or the diuretic spironolactone may be useful.Over 90% of women report having some premenstrual symptoms, such as bloating, headaches, and moodiness. Premenstrual symptoms generally do not cause substantial disruption, and qualify as PMS in approximately 20% of pre-menopausal women. Antidepressants of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors class may be used to treat the emotional symptoms of PMS.Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a more severe condition that has greater psychological symptoms. PMDD affects about 3% of women of child-bearing age.


  1. pms

    PMS stands for Premenstrual Syndrome, a group of symptoms that typically occur in women a week or two before their menstrual period. These symptoms can vary widely, but often include mood swings, irritability, fatigue, depression, bloating, and breast tenderness. The exact cause of PMS is unknown, but it's believed to be related to hormonal changes in the body. The severity and frequency of symptoms can also vary greatly among individuals. It's a commonly experienced condition among women of childbearing age.

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  1. PMS

    The Pantone Color System, or PMS, is a standardized color matching system, which is widely used around the world. It was devised to help printers and designers to specify and control colors for printing projects. The Pantone Color System allows you to specify colors that cannot be mixed in traditional CMYK.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pms in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pms in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of pms in a Sentence

  1. Cynthia Sass:

    Magnesium has been shown to help alleviate depression, fatigue, and irritability, bonus : When you're feeling especially irritable during that time of the month, the mineral also helps to fight PMS symptoms, including cramps and water retention.

  2. Jo Johnson:

    It's been an honor to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs (Prime Ministers), in recent weeks I've been torn between family loyalty and the national interest - it's an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles as MP (Member of Parliament) & Minister.

  3. Jabal Uffelman:

    Anti-inflammatory meds such as naproxen and mefenamic acid are very helpful, also, if the patient is not planning to get pregnant and has a reliable birth control method, a testosterone pellet is a very useful therapy to improve mood swings and PMS associated with the menstrual cycle.

  4. Qazi Khalilullah:

    No proposal is on the table for the meeting of the two PMs.

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