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gon·o·coc·cus

 (gŏn′ə-kŏk′əs)
n. pl. gon·o·coc·ci (-kŏk′sī′, -kŏk′ī′)
The bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative agent of gonorrhea.

gon′o·coc′cal (-kŏk′əl), gon′o·coc′cic (-kŏk′ĭk, -kŏk′sĭk) adj.
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gonococcus

(ˌɡɒnəʊˈkɒkəs)
n, pl -cocci (-ˈkɒksaɪ)
(Microbiology) a spherical Gram-negative bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that causes gonorrhoea: family Neisseriaceae
ˌgonoˈcoccal, ˌgonoˈcoccic adj
ˌgonoˈcoccoid adj
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gon•o•coc•cus

(ˌgɒn əˈkɒk əs)

n., pl. -coc•ci (-ˈkɒk saɪ, -si)
the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, causing gonorrhea.
[1885–90]
gon`o•coc′cal, gon`o•coc′cic (-ˈkɒk sɪk) adj.
gon`o•coc′coid, adj.
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Noun1.gonococcus - the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrheagonococcus - the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
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Translations

gon·o·coc·cus

n. gonococo, microorganismo de la especie Neisseria gonorrhoeae, causante de la gonorrea.
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gonococcus

n (pl -ci) gonococo
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Gonorrhea is diagnosed by identifying the gonococcus at common sites of infection (the cervix in females and the urethra in males), and sometimes the rectum and throat, depending on sexual practices that may expose these sites.
Infection susceptibility and colonization mechanisms of gonococcus have been studied using different models that have determined that gonococcal membrane components, such as Pili, Opa, and lipooligosaccharide (LOS), are highly relevant to infection [1].
The presence of biological risk took in consideration the following factors, as previously defined: presence of cervicitis (Chlamydia and gonococcus) and vulvovaginitis (candidiasis, trichomoniasis), abnormal vaginal flora (bacterial vaginosis), vaginal ulcers, HPV infection, all findings from clinical and gynecological exams, as well as laboratory tests.
saprophyticus 1 1.29 Diphtheroid 12 15.58 Gonococcus 1 1.29 E.coli 7 9.09 Actinomyces 3 3.89 Candida albicans 8 10.38 Pseudomonas aeroginosa 1 1.29 Proteus 1 1.29 Enterobacter 1 1.29 Total 77 100
"We should never underestimate the gonococcus. We've known that.
One possibility is that the gonococcus involves mutations in the quinolone-resistance-determining-region (QRDR) of gyrA and the analogous of parC locus on the chromosome.
Since the introduction of sulphonamides in the 1930s, the gonococcus has shown itself to be a master of adaptability and has acquired a number of chromosomal and plasmid-mediated antibiotic resistance mechanisms.
Septic arthritis is usually monoarticular; exceptions are cases caused by gonococcus or tuberculosis and nontuberculosis mycobacterium.
Table 1 Etiology of Secondary Protrusio Acetabuli Infection Gonococcus Echinococcus Tuberculosis Syphilis Streptococcus Staphylococcus Inflammatory Rheumatoid Arthritis Spondyloarthritides Idiopathic Chondrolysis Metabolic Paget's Disease Osteomalacia Hyperparathyroidism Genetic Osteogenesis Imperfecta Acrodysostosis Marfan Syndrome Ehler-Danlos Syndrome Trisomy 18 Stickler Syndrome Neurofibromatosis Sickle Cell Disease Trichorhinophalangeal Syndrome Homocystinuria Neoplastic Primary Neoplasm (e.g., Hemangioma) Metastatic Disease Radiation Induced Osteonecrosis Trauma Acetabular Fracture
LOUIS -- Urinary symptoms are much more highly predictive of gonococcus and chlamydia infections than are vaginal symptoms, Dr.