Definition of Gonorrhea

1. Noun. A common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra.

Definition of Gonorrhea

1. n. A contagious inflammatory disease of the genitourinary tract, affecting especially the urethra and vagina, and characterized by a mucopurulent discharge, pain in urination, and chordee; clap.

Definition of Gonorrhea

1. Noun. An STD caused by a species of bacteria (the gonococcus) that affects the mucous membrane of the genital and urinary tracts. ¹

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Definition of Gonorrhea

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gonorrhea

gonorrhoeal arthritis
gonorrhoeal conjunctivitis
gonorrhoeal ophthalmia
gonorrhoeal rheumatism
gonorrhoeal salpingitis
gonorrhoeal urethritis

Literary usage of Gonorrhea

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Urology: Diseases of the Urinary Organs, Diseases of the Male Genital Organs by Edward Loughborough Keyes (1917)
"Course—gonorrhea becomes chronic because the urethral lesions caused by the gonococcus persist ... Chronic gonorrhea is therefore to be subdivided either as ..."

2. Pathogenic microorganisms by William Hallock Park (1920)
"THE period at which gonorrhea began to afflict man is unknown. ... Wherever civilized man has penetrated, gonorrhea is prevalent among the people. ..."

3. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"(Baseline: 20 percent in 1988) Note: As measured by a reduction in the proportion of gonorrhea patients who, within the previous year, were treated for a ..."

4. A Text-book of Legal Medicine and Toxicology by Walter Stanley Haines (1904)
"On the other hand, women may have gonorrhea and never suffer any discoverable inconvenience ... Effects of gonorrhea upon the Offspring and in Children. ..."

5. Genitourinary Diseases and Syphilis by Henry Holdich Morton (1918)
"He was the first man to insist that inflammation of the uterus and its appendages was the direct result of gonorrhea and that gonorrhea was extremely ..."

6. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"Colchicum, tlie wine oí t' r seed has frequently cured gonorrhea, ... Pulsatilla, in subacute and gonorrhea! ophthalmia > IV Salol in emulsion is ..."

7. A Text-book of Diseases of Women by Charles Bingham Penrose (1908)
"gonorrhea IN WOMEN. gonorrhea iu women has been considered disconnectedly in the ... Acute gonorrhea in the female is much less frequent than in the male. ..."

8. The Venereal diseases by United States Surgeon-General's Office (1918)
"gonorrhea may occasionally be very mild in its symptoms, ... Common early complications of gonorrhea are chordee, inflammation of the prostate ..."

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