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Premenstrual Syndrome

"Premenstrual Syndrome" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A combination of distressing physical, psychologic, or behavioral changes that occur during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. Symptoms of PMS are diverse (such as pain, water-retention, anxiety, cravings, and depression) and they diminish markedly 2 or 3 days after the initiation of menses.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Premenstrual Syndrome" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Premenstrual Syndrome" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 60 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2013
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.