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pelvic inflammatory disease

noun, Pathology
1.
an inflammation of the female pelvic organs, most commonly the fallopian tubes, usually as a result of bacterial infection.
Abbreviation: PID.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85
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British Dictionary definitions for pelvic inflammatory dis-ease

pelvic inflammatory disease

noun
1.
inflammation of a woman's womb, Fallopian tubes, or ovaries as a result of infection with one of a group of bacteria PID
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pelvic inflammatory dis-ease in Medicine

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 dis-ease in Science
pelvic inflammatory disease
  (pěl'vĭk)   
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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pelvic inflammatory dis-ease in Culture

pelvic inflammatory disease definition


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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