Neisseria

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Neisseria

 [ni-se´re-ah]
a genus of gram-negative, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic cocci, which are a part of the normal flora of the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and genitourinary tract. Pathogenic species include N. gonorrhoe´ae, the etiologic agent of gonorrhea; N. meningi´tidis, a prominent cause of meningitis and the specific agent of meningococcal meningitis; and N. muco´sa, which is found in the nasopharynx and occasionally causes pneumonia.

Neisseria

(nī-sē'rē-ă),
A genus of aerobic bacteria (family Neisseriaceae) containing gram-negative cocci that occur in pairs with the adjacent sides flattened. These organisms are parasites of animals. The type species is Neisseria gonorrhoeae.
[A. Neisser]

neis·se·ri·a

, pl.

neis·se·ri·ae

(nī-sē'rē-ă, nī-sē'rē-ē),
A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the genus Neisseria.

Neisseria

/Neis·se·ria/ (ni-sēr´e-ah) a genus of gram-negative bacteria (family Neisseriaceae), including N. gonorrhoe´ae, the etiologic agent of gonorrhea, N. meningi´tidis, a prominent cause of meningitis and the specific etiologic agent of meningococcal meningitis.

Neisseria

[nīser′ē·ə]
Etymology: Albert L.S. Neisser, Polish dermatologist, 1855-1916
a genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria of the family Neisseriaceae. The gram-negative cocci, which appear in pairs with adjacent sides flattened, are among the normal flora of genitourinary and upper respiratory tracts. Pathogenic species include gonococcus and meningococcus forms.

Neis·se·ri·a

(nī-sē'rē-ă)
A genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria containing gram-negative cocci that occur in pairs with the adjacent sides flattened.
[A. Neisser]

neis·se·ri·a

, pl. neisseriae (nī-sē'rē-ă, -ē)
A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the genus Neisseria.

Neisseria

(ni-se're-a)
[Albert Neisser, Ger. physician, 1855–1916]
A genus of gram-negative diplococci of the family Neisseriaceae. The most significant human pathogens are Neisseria meningitidis (the meningococcus) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae (the gonococcus)

Neisseria catarrhalis

See: Moraxella catarrhalis
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NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE WITHIN A POLYMORPHONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTE: (Orig. mag. ×500)
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NEISSERIA GONORRHOEAE WITHIN A POLYMORPHONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTE

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

The species causing gonorrhea. Synonym: gonococcus
See: illustration; gonorrheaillustration

Neisseria meningitidis

The species causing epidemic cerebrospinal meningitis.
See: meningitis

Neisseria sicca

Species found in mucous membrane of the respiratory tract. Occasionally, this species may cause bacterial endocarditis.

Neisseria,

A genus of small, aerobic, GRAM NEGATIVE micro-organisms occurring in pairs (diplococci) that includes Neisseria gonorrhoea , the cause of GONORRHOEA and Neisseria meningitidis the cause of epidemic cerebrospinal MENINGITIS. (Albert Ludwig Siegmund Neisser, 1855–1916, German dermatologist).

Neisser,

Albert Ludwig S., German physician, 1855-1916.
Neisseria catarrhalis
Neisseria flavescens
Neisseria gonorrhoeae - a species that causes gonorrhea in humans. Synonym(s): Neisser coccus
Neisseria lactamica
Neisseria meningitidis
Neisseria sicca
Neisseria subflava
Neisseria - a genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria (family Neisseriaceae) that are parasites of animals.
Neisseria mucosa
Neisser coccus - Synonym(s): Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Neisser diplococcus
Neisser syringe - a urethral syringe used in treatment of gonococcal urethritis.

Neisseria

genus of aerobic or facultative anaerobic Gram-negative bacteria

Neis·se·ri·a

(nī-sē'rē-ă)
A genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria containing gram-negative cocci that occur in pairs with the adjacent sides flattened.
[A. Neisser]

Neisseria

a genus of gram-negative bacteria in the family Neisseriaceae. Commonly found as normal flora in the oral cavity and respiratory tract of many species and only rarely associated with disease except in humans where N. meningitidis is the cause of meningococcal meningitis, and N. gonorrheae is the cause of gonorrhea.
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It is caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitides.
Purified genomic DNA (1 ng) from Neisseria meningitides (ATCC-13077), Listeria monocytogenes (CCRI-4862), and Candida krusei (ATCC28870) were PCR-amplified with a PTC-200 thermocycler (Bio-Rad Laboratories; 1 min at 94 [degrees]C, then 40 cycles of 1 s at 95 [degrees]C for the denaturation step, 10 s at 60 [degrees]C for the annealing step, and 20 s at 72 [degrees]C for the extension step) in a PCR reaction mixture containing 50 mmol/L Tris-HCl at pH 9.
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The following CSF studies were also negative: cultures; antigens for Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitides, Streptococcus pneumoniae; and polymerase chain reaction for herpes simplex virus and enterovirus.
Both mother and son had been infected with Neisseria meningitides.