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Synonyms for period

Synonyms for period

a specific length of time characterized by the occurrence of certain conditions or events

a particular time notable for its distinctive characteristics

an interval regarded as a distinct evolutionary or developmental unit


a span designated for a given activity


Synonyms for period

an amount of time

Related Words

the interval taken to complete one cycle of a regularly repeating phenomenon

(ice hockey) one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games

a unit of geological time during which a system of rocks formed

the end or completion of something

the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause

a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

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Participants who initiated menopausal HT or oral contraceptives prior to the last menstrual period were excluded from the analysis during use of HT.
Factors found to influence the time from a running range exceeding 42 days and the final menstrual period included:
"This study suggests that these problems not only exist but become most evident in women in the first year following their final menstrual period," Weber said.
A number of factors appear to be important as a woman's final menstrual period approaches, said John Taffe, Ph.D., principal investigator of the study presented at the 10th World Congress on the Menopause.
There is a direct relationship between the number of miles run per week and the loss of menstrual periods (amenorrhea).
In addition, there was a 50 percent increase in risk for late onset menarche (menstrual periods after age 15 years) among women who reported severe physical abuse in childhood.
There were 19 women who became pregnant before experiencing a menstrual period or after a single menstrual period, and 45 women who delayed pregnancy for at least several months.
McClintock documented in 1971 that women living in college dormitories often have synchronized menstrual periods, scientists suspected that chemicals called pheromones were responsible.
Women were considered menopausal if their menstrual periods had stopped naturally, surgically or because of radiation or chemotherapy.
The authors say that menstrual periods are messy often uncomfortable, and serve no purpose, but that doesn't seem to me to be an adequate reason to advise women to deliberately stop menstruating when the long-term effects simply are not known.
The authors say that menstrual periods are messy, often uncomfortable, and serve no purpose, but that doesn't seem to me to be an adequate reason to advise women to deliberately stop menstruating when the long-term effects simply are not known.
Penland and his colleagues at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Grand Forks, N.D., studied 10 healthy women who experienced mild behavioral and physical symptoms the week before and during their menstrual periods. The researchers randomly assigned the women to either high (1,300 milligrams) or low (600 mg) daily doses of calcium, added to their food in liquid form.
Scientists tested the women throughout four stages of the menopause transition: premenopausal (no change in menstrual periods), early perimenopausal (menstrual irregularity but no "gaps" of 3 months), late perimenopausal (having no period for three to 11 months) and postmenopausal (no period for 12 months).
The only exception is in the relatively small number of women with true menstrually associated migraine (MAM), who reliably and exclusively get their headaches during their menstrual periods.
In cases of low-level exposure without other symptoms, Laughlin says, a woman who does not keep precise records of her menstrual periods might never recognize a lead-related hormonal change.