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(Pathology) inflammation of an ovary; oophoritis
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(ˌoʊ ə fəˈraɪ tɪs)

inflammation of an ovary. Also called ovaritis.
[1870–75; < New Latin oophor(on) ovary]
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Noun1.ovaritis - inflammation of the ovaries
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
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The main pathologic changes were ovaritis, ovarian hemorrhage, and ovarian atrophy (Figure 1, panel C).
In the past, the patient was treated by a gynecologist because of chronic ovaritis. She was not suffering from any other diseases and the results of laboratory tests showed only moderate anemia and elevated CRP (C-reactive protein) level.
Applied in layers as a rubefacient over the chest, especially of a child, in labored breathing, cough, pulmonary affections and bronchitis; over the liver when it is congested; over the abdomen in colic and flatulence; and over mammary glands to resolve glandular swellings and to suppress the secretion of milk in case of mammary abscesses; they are also locally used in orchitis and ovaritis; they are a useful dressing for blistered surfaces and ulcers; they are an excellent substitute for oiled skin and gutta-percha tissue; they are used as a pessary in constipation or tympanites of children.