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Definition: 'Prostatitis'

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prostatitis

Type: Term

Pronunciation: pros′tă-tī′tis

Definitions:
1. Inflammation of the prostate. The NIH consensus designates 4 categories of prostatitis: I, acute bacterial prostatitis; II, chronic bacterial prostatitis; III, chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome: A, inflammatory and B, noninflammatory; and IV, asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis



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