Neisseria meningitidis(redirected from N. meningitidis)
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a bacterial species found in the nasopharynx of humans but not in other animals; the causative agent of meningococcal meningitis and meningicoccemia; virulent organisms are strongly gram negative and occur singly or in pairs; in the latter case the cocci are elongated and are arranged with long axes parallel and facing sides kidney shaped; groups characterized by serologically specific capsular polysaccharides are designated by capital letters (the main serogroups being A, B, C, and D).
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Neisseria meningitidisMeningococcus Infectious disease A gram-positive coccus which is part of the normal nasopharyngeal flora; it is one of the most common causes of meningitis in the US
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Neis·se·ri·a me·nin·gi·ti·dis(nī-sēr'ē-ă men-in-jit'i-dis)
A species found in the nasopharynx; the causative agent of meningococcal meningitis. Virulent organisms are strongly gram-negative and occur singly or in pairs; in the latter case the cocci are elongated and are arranged with long axes parallel and facing sides kidney shaped. Groups characterized by serologically specific capsular polysaccharides are designated by capital letters (the main serogroups being A, B, C, and D).
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Neisser,Albert Ludwig S., German physician, 1855-1916.
Neisseria gonorrhoeae - a species that causes gonorrhea in humans. Synonym(s): Neisser coccus
Neisseria - a genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic bacteria (family Neisseriaceae) that are parasites of animals.
Neisser coccus - Synonym(s): Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Neisser syringe - a urethral syringe used in treatment of gonococcal urethritis.
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