venereal disease

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venereal disease

n. Abbr. VD
A sexually transmitted disease.

venereal disease

(Pathology) any of various diseases, such as syphilis or gonorrhoea, transmitted by sexual intercourse. Abbreviation: VD

sex′ually transmit′ted disease′

any disease characteristically transmitted by sexual contact, as gonorrhea, syphilis, genital herpes, and chlamydia. Abbr.: STD Also called venereal disease.

ve·ne·re·al disease

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.venereal disease - a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
contagion, contagious disease - any disease easily transmitted by contact
herpes genitalis - an infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) that is usually transmitted by sexual contact; marked by recurrent attacks of painful eruptions on the skin and mucous membranes of the genital area
gonorrhea, gonorrhoea, clap - a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
granuloma inguinale, granuloma venereum - a venereal disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Calymmatobacterium; characterized by a pimply rash of the skin in the genital and groin region
lues, lues venerea, pox, syph, syphilis - a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
LGV, lymphogranuloma venereum, lymphopathia venereum - infectious disease caused by a species of chlamydia bacterium; transmitted by sexual contact; characterized by genital lesions and swelling of lymph nodes in the groin
chlamydia - a sexually transmitted infection caused by bacteria of the genus Chlamydia
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This recent monograph examines the medicalized control of venereal diseases in Germany's former colonies in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.
"But the likes of you, itong pari to wish ill, saan ka nakakita pari dito 'mamatay sana si Duterte?" Eh 'di sabihin ko na lang rin mamatay sana kayong lahat ng venereal disease [But the likes of you, a priest who wishes ill, where can you find a priest who says Duterte should die?
The court also decided it was illegal to segregate women who contracted venereal diseases. When this happened they were forcibly taken to facilities nicknamed "monkey houses" where they received painful penicillin injections without a doctor's prescription, which could have caused side effects.
Contrary to male medical opinion, women repealers believed that it was men who spread venereal disease. But Josephine Butler also counted on the support of her middle-class sisters and even working-class men and women who were outraged by the humiliation their daughters and sisters were suffering.
Therefore the element of this offence was formed by deliberate and also careless contamination with venereal disease not depending on the way it was done or if it entailed any consequences for health.
Conclusion: The sero-positivity of Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test is (1.6%), considered high among pregnant women reporting in obstetrics clinics of Combined Military Hospital Abbottabad.
For the first time in the history of the theater, venereal disease became a serious problem among combat troops" (213, 216).
government with cooperation from the Guatemalan authorities, including that country's top venereal disease expert--was aimed at evaluating the efficacy of blood tests in detecting the diseases and of penicillin in treating or preventing them.
By going for premarital blood tests, both partners can check for any venereal disease, HIV or disclose the presence of genetic disorders such as sickle-cell anaemia.
The second provides an overview of venereal disease in America before the twentieth century.
We learn that in 1911 California became the first state to require physicians to report cases of venereal disease and that, to assure confidentiality, reporting was done by number rather than by name.