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Primary dysmenorrhea: current concepts.

@article{Voto1984PrimaryDC,
  title={Primary dysmenorrhea: current concepts.},
  author={S J Voto and G F Essig},
  journal={The Ohio State medical journal},
  year={1984},
  volume={80 8},
  pages={
          606-9
        }
}
The discussion reports on the history, etiology, and the relationship of prostaglandins to primary dysmenorrhea, reviews old and new drugs used in the treatment; and considers future research. The history of dysmenorrhea dates back to the Greeks who defined the word as "painful menstrual flow." In 1865 the 1st surgical approach was used, consisting of a bilateral oophorectomy followed by other procedures. The relationship of dysmenorrhea and ovulation was discovered in 1938 and was treated by… 
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