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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: pros'ta-ti'tis

Definition: 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

[prostat- + G. -itis, inflammation]

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