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  1. gonococcus, Neisseria gonorrhoeaenoun

    the pus-producing bacterium that causes gonorrhea


  1. Neisseria gonorrhoeae

    Neisseria gonorrhoeae, also known as gonococcus (singular), or gonococci (plural), is a species of Gram-negative diplococci bacteria isolated by Albert Neisser in 1879. It causes the sexually transmitted genitourinary infection gonorrhea as well as other forms of gonococcal disease including disseminated gonococcemia, septic arthritis, and gonococcal ophthalmia neonatorum. It is oxidase positive and aerobic, and it survives phagocytosis and grows inside neutrophils. Culturing it requires carbon dioxide supplementation and enriched agar (chocolate agar) with various antibiotics (Thayer–Martin). It exhibits antigenic variation through genetic recombination of its pili and surface proteins that interact with the immune system.Sexual transmission is through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Sexual transmission may be prevented through the use of barrier protection. Perinatal transmission may occur during childbirth, and may be prevented by antibiotic treatment of the mother before birth and the application of antibiotic eye gel on the eyes of the newborn. After an episode of gonococcal infection, infected persons do not develop immunity to future infections. Reinfection is possible due to N. gonorrhoeae's ability to evade the immune system by varying its surface proteins.N. gonorrhoeae can cause infection of the genitals, throat, and eyes. Asymptomatic infection is common in males and females. Untreated infection may spread to the rest of the body (disseminated gonorrhea infection), especially the joints (septic arthritis). Untreated infection in women may cause pelvic inflammatory disease and possible infertility due to the resulting scarring. Diagnosis is through culture, Gram stain, or nucleic acid tests, such as polymerase chain reaction, of a urine sample, urethral swab, or cervical swab. Chlamydia co-testing and testing for other STIs is recommended due to high rates of co-infection.Antibiotic resistance in N. gonorrhoeae is a growing public health concern, especially given its propensity to develop resistance easily.


  1. neisseria gonorrhoeae

    Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a species of gram-negative bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea. It usually appears in pairs and is considered one of the most common sexually transmitted bacteria worldwide. The bacteria can primarily infect the mucous membranes of the urogenital tract, but can also affect the rectum, eyes, oropharynx, and disseminate to the skin and joints. It's transmitted through sexual contact with an infected person or perinatally from mother to child during childbirth.


  1. Neisseria gonorrhoeae

    Neisseria gonorrhoeae, also known as gonococci, or gonococcus, is a species of Gram-negative coffee bean-shaped diplococci bacteria responsible for the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhea. N. gonorrhoea was first described by Albert Neisser in 1879.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Neisseria gonorrhoeae

    A species of gram-negative, aerobic bacteria primarily found in purulent venereal discharges. It is the causative agent of GONORRHEA.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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