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pelvic inflammatory disease

noun

Definition of PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE

:  inflammation of the female reproductive tract (as the fallopian tubes and ovaries) that occurs especially as a result of a sexually transmitted disease and is a leading cause of infertility in women

First Known Use of PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE

1921

pelvic inflammatory disease

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PELVIC INFLAMMATORY DISEASE

:  infection of the female reproductive tract (as the fallopian tubes and ovaries) that results from microorganisms (as Neisseria gonorrhea or Chlamydia trachomatis) transmitted especially during sexual intercourse but also by other means (as during surgery, abortion, or parturition), is marked especially by lower abdominal pain, an abnormal vaginal discharge, and fever, and is a leading cause of infertility in women—abbreviation PID

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