American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Inflammation of an ovary. Also called ovaritis.
- n. medicine Inflammation of the ovaries.
- n. inflammation of one or both ovaries
“Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a general term for an infection that affects the lining of the uterus (endometrium), the fallopian tubes (salpingitis), and/or ovaries (oophoritis).”
“However, complications have included 27 reports of orchitis, 11 meningitis, four encephalitis, four deafness, and one each of oophoritis, mastitis, pancreatitis, and unspecified complications.”
“Sixty-five reports of complications from mumps have been received: orchitis (55 cases), pancreatitis (five cases), aseptic meningitis (two cases), transient deafness (one case), Bell's palsy (one case), and oophoritis (one case).”
“(Which can lead to convulsions, and can leave the child deaf or mentally retarded.) "Complications from mumps infection can include meningitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord), orchitis (swelling of the testicles), oophoritis”
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