an inflammation of the female pelvic organs, most commonly the fallopian tubes, usually as a result of bacterial infection. Abbreviation: PID
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British Dictionary definitions for pelvic inflammatory disease
inflammation of a woman's womb, Fallopian tubes, or ovaries as a result of infection with one of a group of bacteria: Abbreviation: PID
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Scientific definitions for pelvic inflammatory disease
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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Cultural definitions for pelvic inflammatory disease
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