pelvic inflammatory disease

pelvic inflammatory disease

noun Pathology.
an inflammation of the female pelvic organs, most commonly the fallopian tubes, usually as a result of bacterial infection. Abbreviation: PID

Origin:
1980–85

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pelvic inflammatory disease
 
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PID inflammation of a woman's womb, Fallopian tubes, or ovaries as a result of infection with one of a group of bacteria

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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.

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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.
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Inflammation of the female genital tract, especially the fallopian tubes. It is characterized by severe abdominal pain and high fever and in some cases the deterioration of tissue that can lead to sterility.

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