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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;
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___ ophthalmiaoftalmia ___.
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6% among women aged 20-64 years for genital chlamydial infection, and chlamydial infection is much more common than gonorrheal infection in the general population.
Women with purulent cervicitis or a current chlamydial or gonorrheal infection should delay IUD insertion until after treatment.
When it is not caused by a gonorrheal infection it is known as non-gonococcal urethritis or NGU.
In heterosexuals, the primary sites of gonorrheal infection are the urethra in men and cervix in women (4).
5) Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) including tuberculosis, chlamydial and gonorrheal infections are more common predisposing factor in developing countries like ours.
Later, he and a German chemist developed Argyrol, an antiseptic that prevented newborn infants from getting gonorrheal eye infections.
Since the 1940s, when sulfonamides and penicillin were first used to treat gonorrheal infections, the bacteria has reliably developed resistance to all antibiotics used against it, including those two original drugs and several more recently developed ones (fluoroquinolones, tetracycline and oral cephalosporins).
finds numerous mentions in traditional medicinal systems such as Ayurveda, as antiseptic, antipyretic, antiscabietic, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, and for the treatment of bronchitis, dysuria, urinary infection, and in gonorrheal recovery (Dikshit and Hussain 1984).
Diagnostic tests for chlamydial and gonorrheal infections.
Among those women without gonorrheal or chlamydial infection, the risk of PID (histologically confirmed endometritis) was further increased with UU-2 (OR, 2.
Considering both the common and less common causes, in this study Gram-positive, Gram-negative, Chlamydial and gonorrheal infections, Brucellosis, fungal infections, tuberculosis, ischaemia, mumps, and autoimmune causes were studied (Table).
get new gonorrheal infections each year and less than half of these infections are reported to CDC.