Definition of pelvic inflammatory disease in English:

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pelvic inflammatory disease

Pronunciation: /ˈpelvik inˈflaməˌtôrē dəˈzēz/
(abbreviation PID)


Inflammation of the female genital tract, accompanied by fever and lower abdominal pain.
Example sentences
  • Meckel's diverticulum, cecal diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, pelvic inflammatory disease, and endometriosis can cause false-positive ultrasound results.
  • Several case studies and one randomised controlled trial have shown that screening significantly reduces the prevalence of genital tract infections and pelvic inflammatory disease in women.
  • This combination product is indicated for treatment of moderate to severe infections such as appendicitis, skin and skin structure infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, and pneumonia.

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Syllabification: pel·vic in·flam·ma·to·ry dis·ease

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