from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Abnormally heavy or extended menstrual flow.
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- n. excessive menstruation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Profuse menstruation.
- n. Any profuse bleeding from the uterus; Metrorrhagia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In physiology, ordinary menstruation.
- n. In pathology, an immoderate menstrual discharge; menor-rhagy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. abnormally heavy or prolonged menstruation; can be a symptom of uterine tumors and can lead to anemia if prolonged
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The diseases known as menorrhagia, dysmenorrhoea, leucorrhoea, amenorrhoea, abortions, prolapsus, chronic inflammations and ulcerations of the womb, with a yet greater variety of sympathetic nervous disorders, are some of the distressing forms of these derangements.
I read up on this thing called menorrhagia, heavy periods that hits women in menopause and girls who have just started having their periods (menarche).
Dr. Ewen also pointed out that the changes in the rats, if extrapolated to humans, might lead to abnormally heavy or longer menstrual periods (menorrhagia).
- Fat women suffer from menorrhagia, infertility and several other disorders of menstruation.
Some of us also have longer and heavier episodes of bleeding menorrhagia or flooding, and some have shorter periods and less bleeding.7 Some women have a very quick change in bleeding patterns and some experience irregular periods over more than five years.
Very heavy bleeding sometimes called hypermenorrhea, menorrhagia, or flooding is often just an annoying part of perimenopausal change.
IRREGULAR MENSTRUATION: There are at least three general types, including dysmenorrhea, or painful menstruation; amenorrhea, or stopped menses; and menorrhagia, or excessive bleeding or flooding during menstruation.
Usually, menstrual flow increases (menorrhagia), but sometimes it decreases (dysmenorrhea); a whitish discharge (leukorrhea) may also occur.
In the cases related by Dr. Clarke, there is nothing to show that the menorrhagia was occasioned by study during the week of menstruation, rather than during the three weeks that preceded it.
 A friend of undoubted accuracy testifies to a case where acute dysmenorrhoea and menorrhagia, begun in over-excitement and tight clothing, and aggravated by the very cause above-mentioned, gradually yielded to regular and nutritious food, a rational mode of dressing, regular sleep, and to the regular brain-work which gave sufficient employment to the over-excited imagination.