|pelvic inflammatory disease|
|PID inflammation of a woman's womb, Fallopian tubes, or ovaries as a result of infection with one of a group of bacteria|
pelvic inflammatory disease n.
Abbr. PID Inflammation of the female genital tract, especially of the fallopian tubes, caused by any of several microorganisms, chiefly chlamydia and gonococci, and characterized by severe abdominal pain, high fever, vaginal discharge, and in some cases destruction of tissue that can result in sterility.
|pelvic inflammatory disease (pěl'vĭk) Pronunciation Key
An infection of the female genital tract, especially of the fallopian tubes, caused by any of several sexually transmitted microorganisms, especially the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and characterized by severe abdominal pain, fever, vaginal discharge, and, in some cases, scarring that can cause infertility.