nongonococcal urethritis

nongonococcal urethritis

[non-gon-uh-kok-uhl]
noun Pathology.
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 penis and in females by frequent, painful urination and cervical erosion. Abbreviation: NGU
Compare chlamydia.


Origin:
non- + gonococcal

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nongonococcal urethritis non·gon·o·coc·cal urethritis (nŏn'gŏn-ə-kŏk'əl)
n.
Inflammation of the urethra similar to that of gonorrhea but usually caused by infection with the rickettsia Chlamydia trachomatis and occurring mostly in males.

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