pelvic inflammatory disease

[n] - inflammation of the female pelvic organs (especially the Fallopian tubes) caused by infection by any of several microorganisms (chiefly gonococci and chlamydia)
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pelvic inflammatory disease

This infection can affect the uterus, Fallopian tubes, ovaries, and other parts of the reproductive system. The disease can be treated effectively with antibiotics; if left untreated, it can lead to infertility.
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Pelvic inflammatory disease

inflammation of a woman's internal reproductive organs, usually as a result of a bacterial infection; one of the most common causes of pelvic pain and infertility in women
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pelvic inflammatory disease

<disease> An inflammatory process that results from other pelvic diseases, may result from gonorrhoea, chlamydia, ovarian cystic disease or postpartum infections. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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pelvic inflammatory disease

PID noun inflammation of the female pelvic organs (especially the Fallopian tubes) caused by infection by any of several microorganisms (chiefly gonococci and chlamydia); symptoms are abdominal pain and fever and foul-smelling vaginal discharge
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pelvic inflammatory disease

(PID) any pelvic infection involving the upper female genital tract beyond the cervix; such diseases are a major cause of female infertility.
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pelvic inflammatory disease

general acute inflammation of the pelvic cavity in women, caused by bacterial infection of the cervix, uterus, ovaries, or fallopian tubes. The ... [4 related articles]
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pelvic inflammatory disease

pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and adjacent pelvic structures that is not associated with surgery or pregnancy. It is usually an ascending infection in which pathogenic micro-organisms spread from the vagina and cervix to the upper portions of the reproductive tract.
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pelvic inflammatory disease

(PID) Type: Term Definitions: 1. acute or chronic suppurative inflammation of female pelvic structures (endometrium, uterine tubes, pelvic peritoneum) due to infection by Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, or other organisms, typically a complication of sexually transmitted infection of the lower genital tract, may be ...
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Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (or disorder) (PID) is a term for inflammation of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and/or ovaries as it progresses to scar formation with adhesions to nearby tissues and organs. This may lead to infections. PID is a vague term and can refer to viral, fungal, parasitic, though most often bacterial infections. PID should be c
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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

An infection of the female reproductive system, including the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. The inflammation is usually caused by a sexually transmitted disease, such as gonorrhea or chlamydia. The damage may result in infertility, a future tubal pregnancy or chronic pelvic pain. Synonym(s): PID
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pelvic inflammatory disease

pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), infection of the female reproductive organs, usually resulting from infection with the bacteria that cause chlamydia or gonorrhea. The infection typically first affects the cervical area, then spreads to the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and abdomen. Symptoms m...
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pelvic inflammatory disease

A condition in which the female reproductive organs are inflamed. It may affect the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and certain ligaments. Pelvic inflammatory disease is usually caused by a bacterial infection. It may cause infertility and an increased risk of an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the fallopian tubes). Also called PID.
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