gonorrhea [gon-uh-ree-uh] ExamplesWord Origin noun Pathology.
- a contagious, purulent inflammation of the urethra or the vagina, caused by the gonococcus.
Also especially British, gon·or·rhoe·a. Origin of gonorrhea 1540–50; Late Latin Greek gonórrhoia. See, Related formsgon·or·rhe·al, adjectivegon·or·rhe·ic, adjective Examples from the Web for gonorrhoea Historical Examples of gonorrhoea
Gonorrhoea too is often associated with a febrile polyarthritis, and rarely with an endocarditis at the same time.
The stage of the gonorrhoea at which the articular affection may appear varies very much.
On the other hand, persons have had one or several attacks of gonorrhoea previously that did not give rise to rheumatism.
The gonorrhoea should be treated in the same way that it ought to be if no arthritis existed.
But the most important therapeutic application of this drug is in gonorrhoea, where its antiseptic action is of much value.
British Dictionary definitions for gonorrhoea gonorrhoea esp US gonorrhea noun
- an infectious venereal disease caused by a gonococcus, characterized by a burning sensation when urinating and a mucopurulent discharge from the urethra or vagina
Derived Formsgonorrhoeal, gonorrhoeic, esp US gonorrheal or gonorrheic, adjectiveWord Origin for gonorrhoea C16: from Late Latin, from Greek, from gonos seed + rhoia flux, flow Word Origin and History for gonorrhoea gonorrhea n.
also gonorrhoea, 1520s, from Late Latin gonorrhoia, from gonos “seed” (see) + rhoe “flow,” from rhein “to flow” (see ). Mucus discharge was mistaken for semen. In early records often Gomoria, etc., from folk etymology association with biblical Gomorrah.
gonorrhoea in Medicine gonorrhea [gŏn′ə-rē′ə] n.
- A sexually transmitted disease caused by gonococci and affecting mucous membrane chiefly of the genital and urinary tracts, marked by an acute purulent discharge and painful or difficult urination, though women often have no symptoms.
Related formsgon′or•rhe′al null adj. gonorrhoea in Science gonorrhea [gŏn′ə-rē′ə]
- A sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes of the genital and urinary tracts, an acute discharge containing pus, and painful urination, especially in men. Women often have few or no symptoms.
gonorrhoea in Culture gonorrhea [(gon-uh-ree-uh)]
Anand , caused by that invade the of the and . In women, the disease can also spread to the , , and , leading to chronic pelvic pain or infertility. In both sexes, the disease can spread to the joints and (or, more rarely, the or ) if left untreated. The disease can be treated with .