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Related to gonorrheal: gonorrheal conjunctivitis, gonorrheal urethritis, gonorrheal arthritis, gonorrheal proctitis


A sexually transmitted disease caused by gonococcal bacteria that affects the mucous membrane chiefly of the genital and urinary tracts and is characterized by an acute purulent discharge and painful or difficult urination, though women often have no symptoms.

[Greek gonorrhoia, flow of seed (from the mistaken belief that the discharge contained semen) : gono-, gono- + -rhoia, -rrhea.]

gon′or·rhe′al, gon′or·rhe′ic adj.


a. gonorreico-a, rel. a la gonorrea;
___ arthritisartritis ___;
___ ophthalmiaoftalmia ___.
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Later, he and a German chemist developed Argyrol, an antiseptic that prevented newborn infants from getting gonorrheal eye infections.
Most of 155 sexually active females aged 12-21 years said they preferred to urinate in a cup rather than collect vaginal samples or undergo a pelvic examination in a head-to-head comparison of the three techniques for chlamydial and gonorrheal testing, reported Dr.
Local laboratories should routinely obtain diagnostic cultures and susceptibility testing for gonorrheal cases; physicians should report treatment failures or resistant gonococcal isolates to the CDC's division of sexually transmitted disease prevention at 404-639-8373, according to the report.
SAN FRANCISCO -- The likelihood of chlamydial or gonorrheal infection more than triples in patients with bacterial vaginosis and leukorrhea, Dr.
3 ]The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 820,000 persons contract new gonorrheal infections each year in the United States.
Data on the proportion of gonorrheal infections that are asymptomatic or that do not have recognized symptoms vary.
But even a minor gonorrheal infection can damage the fallopian tubes, and many women learn they have had gonorrhea only when they investigate the cause of their infertility.
Many of the most serious problems for women are the result of undetected chlamydial and gonorrheal infections.
The grant, which renews a previous $12 million five-year NIAID-funded research program, represents a new direction for the research by studying chlamydial and gonorrheal diseases as the outcome of complex interactions between the host genetics, the urogenital polymicrobial microbiome, and the pathogen's unique genetics.
A total of 725 nonpregnant women aged 15-30 years who were either diagnosed with a lower bacterial genital tract infection (purulent cervical discharge, untreated Neisseria gonorrhoeae or Chlamydia trachomatis infection, symptomatic bacterial vaginosis) or were at risk for such an infection (sexual contact with a male diagnosed with gonorrheal, chlamydial, or nongonococcal urethritis) were recruited from sexually transmitted disease clinics and gynecology clinics.