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Any of various extremely small bacteria of the genus Mycoplasma that lack cell walls, are usually nonmotile, and are often pathogenic or parasitic in mammals.

[New Latin genus name : myco- + plasma.]

my′co·plas′mal adj.
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(Microbiology) any prokaryotic microorganism of the genus Mycoplasma, some species of which cause disease (mycoplasmosis) in animals and humans
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(ˌmaɪ koʊˈplæz mə)

n., pl. -mas.
any of a group of very small microorganisms without cell walls, of the prokaryote class Mollicutes, that are a common cause of pneumonia and urinary tract infections.
[1955–60; < New Latin (1929), a genus; see myco-, plasma]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mycoplasma - any of a group of small parasitic bacteria that lack cell walls and can survive without oxygen; can cause pneumonia and urinary tract infection
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Mycoplasma - type and sole genus of the family Mycoplasmataceae
pleuropneumonialike organism, PPLO - a mycoplasma resistant to antibiotics that causes a kind of pneumonia in humans
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Mycoplasma genitalium from basic science to public health: Summary of the results from a NIAID technical consultation and consensus recommendations for future research priorities.
Mycoplasma genitalium infection and female reproductive tract disease: a meta-analysis.
Diagnostic assessment of Mycoplasma genitalium in culture-positive women.
Percentage Pathogen (n) (%) Escherichia coli 27 12.1 Enterococcus faecalis 18 8.1 Staphylococcus epidermidis 15 6.7 Culture Staphylococcus haemolyticus 10 4.5 (84 patients) Staphylococcus aureus 5 2.2 Streptococcus agalactiae 4 1.8 Pseudomonas 3 1.3 Trichomonas vaginalis 2 0.9 Chlamydia trachomatis 24 10.8 PCR Ureaplasma urealyticum 95 42.6 (139 patients) Mycoplasma genitalium 6 2.7 Mycoplasma hominis 14 6.3 PCR: polymerase chain reaction
One in 100 adults are infected with mycoplasma genitalium, which can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease that causes infertility.
(1) investigates the prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium in the setting of possible other concomitantly occurring sexually transmitted infections (STIs), with demographic, behavioral, epidemiologic, and clinical characteristics of men and women presenting to an urban metropolitan clinic for sexually transmitted diseases (STD) in Athens, Greece.
After cleaning the cervix with a cotton swab, a specimen for the detection of Ct, Mycoplasma genitalium (Mg), Mycoplasma hominis (Mh), Ureaplasma urealyticum (Uu), Ureaplasma parvum (Up), and Trichomonas vaginalis (Tv) was taken with the same swab from the cervical canal, the portio surface, vaginal wall, and vestibulum.
Ishiko, "Rapid detection of Mycoplasma genitalium, Mycoplasma hominis, Ureaplasma parvum, and Ureaplasma urealyticum organisms in genitourinary samples by PCR-microtiter plate hybridization assay," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol.
Clinically significant Mycoplasmas includes Ureaplasma urealyticum, Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycoplasma genitalium, and Mycoplasma hominis (1).

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