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vaginal dischargeObstetrics A whitish fluid arising in the vagina, a normal finding in pregnancy
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
vaginal dischargeThe release from the VAGINA of a clear or creamy fluid which may or may not be offensive. Some degree of discharge, compounded of mucus from the glands in the CERVIX and cast-off cells from the vaginal lining, is normal. Profuse, offensive discharge may be caused by a retained tampon or by infection with Candida albicans or Trichomonas vaginalis .
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
discharge of secretions from the cervical glands of the vagina; normally clear or white
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