- a contagious, purulent inflammation of the urethra or the vagina, caused by the gonococcus.
Origin of gonorrhea
Examples from the Web for 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.
esp US gonorrhea
- an infectious venereal disease caused by a gonococcus, characterized by a burning sensation when urinating and a mucopurulent discharge from the urethra or vagina
Word Origin and History for gonorrhoea
- 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.
- 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.
An acute and sexually transmitted disease, caused by bacteria that invade the mucous membranes of the genitals and urinary tract. In women, the disease can also spread to the cervix, fallopian tubes, and ovaries, leading to chronic pelvic pain or infertility. In both sexes, the disease can spread to the joints and skin (or, more rarely, the heart or brain) if left untreated. The disease can be treated with antibiotics.