- nongonococcal urethritis
- nongonococcal urethritis n urethritis caused by a microorganism other than a gonococcus esp urethritis that is sexually transmitted and is caused esp. by a bacterium of the genus Chlamydia (C. trachomatis) or a mycoplasma of the genus Ureaplasma (U. urealyticum) called also nonspecific urethritis
* * *nonspecific urethritis urethritis without evidence of gonococcal infection, such as that caused by Chlamydia trachomatis or Trichomonas vaginalis. Called also simple u.
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nongonococcal urethritis — [nän΄gän΄ə käk′əl] n. an inflammation of the urethra that is spread by sexual contact, having symptoms similar to gonorrhea but caused by organisms (esp. Chlamydia trachomatis) other than the gonococcus … English World dictionary
nongonococcal urethritis — noun sexually transmitted urethritis (usually caused by chlamydia) • Syn: ↑NGU • Hypernyms: ↑urethritis * * * /non gon euh kok euhl/, Pathol. a widespread sexually transmitted infection of the urethra, caused by the parasite Chlamydia trachomatis … Useful english dictionary
nongonococcal urethritis — /non gon euh kok euhl/, Pathol. a widespread sexually transmitted infection of the urethra, caused by the parasite Chlamydia trachomatis, or the mycoplasm Ureaplasma urealyticum, characterized in males by painful urination and discharge from the… … Universalium
nongonococcal urethritis — (NGU) (u rě thri tis) Any inflammation of the urethra not caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae … Dictionary of microbiology
nongonococcal urethritis — non•gon•o•coc′cal urethri′tis [[t]nɒnˌgɒn əˈkɒk əl[/t]] n. pat a sexually transmitted infection of the urethra caused by the parasite Chlamydia trachomatis, or the mycoplasma Ureaplasma urealyticum. Abbr.: NGU … From formal English to slang
Urethritis — Classification and external resources ICD 10 N34 ICD 9 597 … Wikipedia
Urethritis — Inflammation of the urethra. (The urethra is the transport tube leading from the bladder to discharge urine outside the body.)Urethritis can be due to several causes, including sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia, or irritation.… … Medical dictionary
urethritis — n. inflammation of the urethra. This may be due to gonorrhoea (specific urethritis), another sexually transmitted infection, often infection with Chlamydia trachomatis (nongonococcal urethritis, NGU; or nonspecific urethritis, NSU), or to the… … The new mediacal dictionary
urethritis — noun inflammation of the urethra; results in painful urination • Hypernyms: ↑urinary tract infection • Hyponyms: ↑nongonococcal urethritis, ↑NGU, ↑nonspecific urethritis, ↑NSU … Useful english dictionary
nongonococcal — adjective Date: 1961 not caused by a gonococcus < sexually transmitted nongonococcal urethritis > … New Collegiate Dictionary