• Premenstrual Syndrome Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Premenstrual: Happening just before a woman's menstrual period.
  • Neurotransmitters: A substance in the body that carries a signal from one nerve cell to another.
  • Psychosomatic: Caused by mental or emotional problems rather than by physical illness.
  • Serotonin: Powerful neurotransmitter that performs various functions related to sleep and mood.
  • Holistic: Relating to or concerned with the complete picture rather than with individual parts.
  • Mastalgia: Pain in breasts.
  • Edema: Retention of fluid causing swelling
  • Fatigue: Weariness or exhaustion
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