noun. absence or suppression of normal menstrual flow.
- primary amenorrhea
- secondary amenorrhea
Example sentences of the word amenorrhea
1. Noun, singular or mass
Prolonged exercise-induced amenorrhea can even lead to a heart attack.
One commonly known period problem is called amenorrhea; this is the lack of a menstrual period.
3. Verb, base form
Low levels of lutenizing hormone can lead to amenorrhea -- when you stop having a period.
4. Noun, plural
Long term, a very-low-calorie diet can also cause more serious problems like bone loss, gallstones, thyroid problems and amenorrhea (loss of periods) in women, Dr. Dansinger notes.