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gonorrhoea

(gŏn′ə-rē′ə)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of gonorrhea.

gon′or·rhoe′al, gon′or·rhoe′ic adj.
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gonorrhoea

A sexually transmitted infection caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae which affects the urogenital mucosa, causing purulent discharge and painful or difficult urination (dysuria).
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gon·or·rhe·a

(gon'ŏr-ē'ă)
A contagious catarrhal inflammation of the genital mucous membrane, acquired through sexual contact and due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae; may involve the lower or upper genital tract, especially the urethra, endocervix, and uterine tubes, or may spread to the peritoneum and rarely to the heart, joints, or other structures by way of the bloodstream.
Synonym(s): gonorrhoea.
[G. gonorrhoia, fr. gonē, seed, + rhoia, a flow]
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gonorrhoea

A sexually transmitted disease once very prevalent among the sexually promiscuous but now, because of its ease of treatment with antibiotics, overtaken by CHLAMYDIAL infections and AIDS. As a result of antibiotic resistance, gonorrhoea may be due for a come-back. It causes a discharge of pus and mucus (mucopurulent discharge) and can lead to SALPINGITIS in women and narrowing of the urine tube (urethra) and ORCHITIS in men. From the Greek words gonos , semen and rhoia , a flow.
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gonorrhoea

a contagious inflammation of the mucus membranes in human reproductive organs, characterized by the discharge of mucus and pus from the urethra or vagina and caused by the gonococcal bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Gonorrhoea is probably the most prevalent communicable bacterial disease in man today and, although a VENEREAL DISEASE, is distinct from SYPHILIS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

gon·or·rhe·a

(gon'ŏr-ē'ă)
A contagious catarrhal inflammation of the genital mucous membrane, transmitted chiefly by coitus and due to Neisseria gonorrhoeae; may involve the lower or upper genital tract, especially urethra endocervix, and uterine tubes, or spread to the peritoneum and, rarely, to the heart, joints, or other structures by way of the bloodstream.
Synonym(s): gonorrhoea.
[G. gonorrhoia, fr. gonē, seed, + rhoia, a flow]
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Its president, Dr Elizabeth Carlin, told the BBC: "The spread of high-level azithromycin-resistant gonorrhoea is a huge concern and it is essential that every effort is made to contain further spread.
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