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gonococcus

 [gon″o-kok´us] (pl. gonococ´ci.)
an individual of the species Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the etiologic agent of gonorrhea. adj., adj gonococ´cal.

Neis·se·ri·a gon·or·rhoe·'ae

a bacterial species that causes gonorrhea and other infections in humans; the type species of the genus Neisseria.

gonococcus

(gŏn′ə-kŏk′əs)
n. pl. gono·cocci (-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.

Neis·se·ri·a gon·or·rhoe·ae

(nī-sē'rē-ă gon-ō-rē'ē)
A bacterial species that causes gonorrhea and other infections in humans. It is the type species of the genus Neisseria.
Synonym(s): gonococcus.

gonococcus

The GRAM NEGATIVE bacterium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, that causes GONORRHEA and is often found, in pairs (diplococcus) within white cells.
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Therefore, considering that for their part, microorganisms can modulate the phenotype of APC, we wanted to determine the effects that gonococcus might have on the phenotype of macrophages.
Gonococcus Affects Activation of Mouse Macrophage Cell Line and Its Proliferative Induction Capacity.
We recently reported that during experimental infection of the mouse, gonococcus induces an increase of regulatory T cells and infiltration of TGF-[beta]1 positive cells in the uterine stroma of infected animals [17], which may also be a mechanism of immune evasion as this type of T cells induces tolerance.
Gram's stain: Looking for the gonococcus under a microscope, used primarily in men with gonorrhea of the penis (this test does not work well in women or for infections of the rectum or throat).
The group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones until recently were used frequently for gonorrhea but are no longer recommended because gonococcus strains resistant to these drugs have spread worldwide and now are common in the United States.
Urethritis, commonly caused by infections like herpes, HPV, gonococcus, chlamydia and trichomoniasis.
Samples taken from the pharynx and rectum are cultured for gonococcus if indicated by the patient's history.
Although gonococcal endocarditis in the antibiotic era is rare (2% of disseminated infections), the potential for the gonococcus to attack and destroy otherwise normal heart valves still exists.
Although the incidence of gonococcal endocarditis is rare, the increasing incidence of local gonococcal infections and the aggressiveness the gonococcus demonstrates in the destruction of heart valves would suggest caution in the treatment of any gonococcal infection.
Gonorrhoea, caused by the gonococcus bacterium, which is now becoming resistant to many antibiotics.
I still can't tell my labiates from my nippleworts and I keep mixing up my spermatophytes with my gonococcus.
The gonococcus bug is becoming resistant to many antibiotics and needs specialist care, so go to your nearest genito-urinary clinic.