Definition of premenstrual in English:



  • Of, occurring, or experienced before menstruation.

    ‘premenstrual tension’
    • ‘It is prescribed for premenstrual problems rather than depression.’
    • ‘During the premenstrual stage, women with irregular cycles may not be more aware of their symptoms than women with regular cycles, for at this time an overall heightened focus on premenstrual symptoms is common for all women.’
    • ‘For how long have women suffered from premenstrual symptoms?’
    • ‘The first ‘modern’ account of premenstrual tension was published in a medical journal in 1931.’
    • ‘Seventy-five percent of the women reported significant improvement in premenstrual symptoms.’
    • ‘They will want to know what medicine is good for headaches, arthritis, premenstrual conditions, insomnia, or a host of other conditions.’
    • ‘I view menstruation and premenstrual symptoms as a liability.’
    • ‘Alcohol affects some women negatively during their premenstrual period.’
    • ‘Studies have shown that women who reduce their caffeine intake two weeks before menstruation suffer less premenstrual breast tenderness.’