- a contagious, purulent inflammation of the urethra or the vagina, caused by the gonococcus.
Origin of gonorrhea
Related Words for gonorrheaAIDS, gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes, pox, clap, HIV, STD, VD, chancroid, chlamydia, crabs, scabies
Examples from the Web for gonorrhea
Contemporary Examples of gonorrhea
Over the next six years new cases of gonorrhea among women statewide declined by 39 percent.Why It's Time to Legalize Prostitution
August 15, 2014
We find rape more traumatic than gonorrhea, even though the physical effects of the STD may be much worse.We Shouldn't Treat Terrorism the Way We Treat Bathroom Falls
June 13, 2013
I have been practicing infectious disease since Bush 41 was president, and I have never seen a person die of gonorrhea.
He went on to suggest that patients with gonorrhea can develop sepsis and die within a few days.
Women were infected with gonorrhea and chlamydia from unsterilized instruments.Why Are the Media Apologizing About Kermit Gosnell Coverage?
April 13, 2013
Historical Examples of gonorrhea
Certain complications are likely to arise in the course of gonorrhea.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
Gonorrhea has even more dangerous consequences in women than in men.
A cured case of gonorrhea does not mean immunity from further attacks.
In the same manner do those sacrifice who have had the gonorrhea.The Antiquities of the Jews
Gonorrhea, especially in women, is likely to be very chronic.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation
Word Origin and History for gonorrhea
- 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.