menses menses

Definition(s):

  • (n) the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause

Usage(s):

  1. It slows the pulse, raises blood pressure, occasionally causes gangrene, may cause vomiting, pains in the legs, uterine cramps and suppression of menses.
  2. Talbot's own teacher, Frank Guthrie, saw to it that Olympic Champ Lorraine Crapp, 19, got hormone injections to delay her menses before the women's 440-yd.
  3. Basically, RU-486 is a menses inducer.

News

  • Puberty, the horror movie

    "Ginger Snaps" is more than a teen gore-fest. It's the best werewolf and menses-themed feminist flick of all time        
    on August 11, 2013     Source: Salon.com

Quotes

  1. "In other words, what we think of as normal - frequent menses - is in evolutionary terms abnormal," Mr. Gladwell writes.
    on Oct 5, 2009 By: Malcolm Gladwell Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. Anjem Choudary, a self-styled sharia judge and former leader of the banned British group Al-Muhajiroun, said: "Talk of Aisha as a child when she married is not true. At nine she reached her menses and in those days a girl was considered to be mature...
    on May 30, 2009 By: Anjem Choudary Source: Times Online

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