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discharge

1. the act of removing a load, as of cargo
2. Law
a. a release, as of a person held under legal restraint
b. an annulment, as of a court order
3. Physics
a. the act or process of removing or losing charge or of equalizing a potential difference
b. a transient or continuous conduction of electricity through a gas by the formation and movement of electrons and ions in an applied electric field
4. 
a. the volume of fluid flowing along a pipe or a channel in unit time
b. the output rate of a plant or piece of machinery, such as a pump

discharge

[′dis‚chärj]
(electricity)
To remove a charge from a battery, capacitor, or other electric-energy storage device.
(electronics)
The passage of electricity through a gas, usually accompanied by a glow, arc, spark, or corona. Also known as electric discharge.
(fluid mechanics)
The flow rate of a fluid at a given instant expressed as volume per unit of time.
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To understand the association between the type of vaginal discharge, its clinical features, organisms associated with the discharge and their prevalence in reproductive age women.
Pruritis, vaginal soreness, dyspareunia, dysuria and thick white curd-like vaginal discharge are frequent symptoms.
Result of Oxidaze test in3 groups Oxidaze Oxidaze G - diplococci Number Specimen pos Neg 23 29 52 150 Vaginal discharge 14 8 22 100 D&C 16 3 19 50 Spontaneous abortion Table 2.
The present study was thus carried out to study various etiologies of vaginal discharge in females of all age groups presenting to the Dermatology Outpatient department in a tertiary care hospital in North India.
The objectives of this study were to describe the clinical and microbiological cure rate and safety of the combination of oral single dose secnidazole plus fluconazole treatment of vaginal discharge according to the syndromic diagnostic approach.
The most common symptoms are vaginal discharge, irritation, itching and burning during urination.
Vaginal discharge observed in all animals of present study were turbid, thick and mucopurulent which could be due to uterine and cervical infection (Saini et al.
6%) women while only 24% showed symptoms of foul smelling vaginal discharge and itching among positive GBS cases.
Anemia and prolonged neglected labour were commonly reported problems while, common presenting symptoms included high grade fever in 137(95%), foul smelling vaginal discharge in 46(32%), and abdominal distension in 32(22%) cases.
Another study has implicated bacterial vaginosis as the most prevalent microbiological cause of vaginal discharge (Hoyme, 1989).
National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) introduced syndromic approach to treat patients with abnormal vaginal discharge (2).
Clinical samples of vaginal discharge were collected from 500 women and examined for Trichomonas vagina/is by using wet mount, culture and latex agglutination tests.