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venereal

 [vĕ-nēr´e-al]
pertaining to, related to, or transmitted by sexual contact.

ve·ne·re·al dis·ease

cypridophobia, venereophobia.

venereal disease

n. Abbr. VD
A sexually transmitted disease.

venereal disease

venereal disease

A largely retired term for sexually transmitted infection(s).

venereal disease

 Sexually transmitted disease, see there.

sex·u·al·ly trans·mit·ted dis·ease

(STD) (sek'shū-ă-lē tranz-mit'ĕd di-zēz')
Any contagious disease acquired through sexual contact (e.g., syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid, genital warts, AIDS).
Synonym(s): sexually transmitted infection, venereal disease.

venereal disease

any contagious disease transmitted usually during sexual intercourse, such as GONORRHOEA or SYPHILIS.

Venereal disease

Another term for sexually transmitted disease.
venereal disease a group of contagious diseases acquired by intimate oral/genital contact or sexual intercourse

sex·u·al·ly trans·mit·ted dis·ease

(STD) (sek'shū-ă-lē tranz-mit'ĕd di-zēz')
Contagious disease acquired during sexual contact (e.g., syphilis, gonorrhea, chancroid).
Synonym(s): venereal disease, sexually transmitted infection.

venereal disease (vənir´ēəl),

venereal

due to or propagated by sexual intercourse. In human medicine now called sexually transmitted disease (STD).

venereal balanoposthitis and vulvitis
of sheep, see ulcerative dermatosis.
canine transmissible venereal tumor (TVT)
occurs mainly on the genitalia, but sometimes other cutaneous sites, of dogs and bitches. The tumor, which is most common in certain geographic areas, especially where dogs roam freely, is transmitted by coitus and may regress spontaneously. The tumor cells contain only 59 chromosomes, compared with the normal complement of 78 in dogs. Called by a variety of names including Sticker's tumor or sarcoma, contagious venereal tumor, venereal granuloma, transmissible lymphosarcoma, transmissible reticulum cell tumor, and infectious sarcoma.
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Canine transmissible venereal tumor on the penis. By permission from Kummel BA, Color Atlas of Small Animal Dermatology, Mosby, 1989
venereal disease
a contagious disease usually acquired by sexual intercourse or other genital contact. See also ulcerative dermatosis.
venereal epididymitis and vaginitis
of cattle, see epivag.
venereal spirochetosis
see spirochetosis (2).
venereal vulvitis/balanitis
of horses, see equine coital exanthema.

Patient discussion about venereal disease

Q. SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES how many types are there?

A. Gonorrhea, syphillis, Hepatitis B, Human Papilloma Virus, HIV, urethritis..
The rest of the list, I think lixurion had already shared you the link, just read on that link..

Q. Is hepatitis a sexually transmitted disease? I mean hepatitis B and C mainly…

A. yes, hepatitis B is an STD, while hepatitis C is less likely caused by sexual transmitted disease.
hepatitis C usually transmitted through drugs usage and blood transfusion

Q. Are cold sores contagious? My boyfriend has cold sores on his mouth. Can I catch it from him? If so, how can I prevent catching it?

A. Cold sores contain the HSV-1 virus, which is the herpes simplex virus . While your boyfriend has cold sores, he should wash his hands often, especially after touching his face. He shouldn't share cups and eating utensils with others since he is very contagious. You should not kiss him or touch the cold sores either, in order not to be infected.

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Meany, the wife had recovered a judgment from the trial court against the husband for the negligent infliction of a venereal disease.
Early symptoms of venereal disease in women, unlike those in men, are internal and more difficult to detect and women do not often seek early treatment before the disease can cause illness, sterility, or perhaps even death.
As far back as 1911, chiefs from various parts of the Keta District in the colony's Eastern Province had complained to the provincial commissioner that prostitutes from neighbouring Togoland were crossing into the province and bringing with them venereal diseases.
The statistic on venereal disease was changed to state that the ratio of disease and accident cases versus battle injuries was 5 to 1 for Canadians in Korea, with no reference to venereal disease.
Most evocatively, he describes the women suffering from the venereal disease that was a consequence of their occupation, who banded together to mob a detested nurse in the almshouse, and who celebrated the life of a fellow prostitute with an improvised wake at Potter's Field burial ground.
Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire, by Philippa Levine.
Women had been examined for venereal disease in the police station, but soon the city established a stockade where "lewd women" were held, treated, and tried.
However, from her name, the word "venereal" is also derived, but a venereal disease is considered bad fortune.
American Foundation for the Prevention of Venereal Disease, 799 Broadway, Suite 638, New York, NY 10003.
The fungus spreads somewhat like a venereal disease.
And since venereal disease was epidemic, this commandment was given--to them.