vaginitis

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vag·i·ni·tis

noun \ˌva-jə-ˈnī-təs\

Definition of VAGINITIS

:  inflammation of the vagina or of a sheath (as a tendon sheath)

Origin of VAGINITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1846

vag·i·ni·tis

noun \ˌvaj-ə-ˈnīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural vag·i·nit·i·des \-ˈnit-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of VAGINITIS

1
: inflammation (as from bacterial or fungal infection, allergic reaction, or hormone deficiency) of the vagina that may be marked by irritation and vaginal discharge—see atrophic vaginitis, bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis
2
: inflammation of a sheath (as a tendon sheath)

vaginitis

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Inflammation of the vagina. The chief symptom is a whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge. Treatment depends on the cause: appropriate drugs for sexually transmitted diseases (often from Gardnerella bacteria or trichomonads) or yeast infections; estrogen cream for atrophy of the vaginal lining, which may dry out after menopause; and avoidance of any chemicals found to trigger irritation or allergy.

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