venereal warts

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • venereal warts —    Caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) and also known as condylomata acuminata, anal warts, and genital warts. It is nearly always transmitted from person to person by sexual contact, can increase the risk for women of cervical cancer, and… …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • Venereal wart — A wart that is confined primarily to the moist skin of the genitals. These warts are due to viruses belonging to the family of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) which are transmitted through sexual contact. The virus can also be transmitted from… …   Medical dictionary

  • Venereal disease — A disease that is contracted and transmitted by sexual contact, caused by microorganisms that survive on the skin or mucus membranes, or that are transmitted via semen, vaginal secretions, or blood during intercourse. Because the genital areas… …   Medical dictionary

  • anal warts —    Also called Condylomata acuminata. A sexually transmitted viral infection, caused by human papillomavirus. See VENEREAL WARTS …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • Wart, venereal — The same as a genital wart, a wart that is confined primarily to the moist skin of the genitals. These warts are due to viruses belonging to the family of human papilloma viruses (HPVs) which are transmitted through sexual contact. The virus can… …   Medical dictionary

  • anogenital condylomata — (venereal warts) (kon dī lo mah tah) Warts that are sexually transmitted and caused by types 6, 11, and 42 human papillomavirus. Usually occur around the cervix, vulva, perineum, anus, anal canal, urethra, or glans penis …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • Wart — For the Nintendo character, see Wart (Nintendo). For toad warts, see parotoid gland. Warts Classification and external resources Warts on the big toe ICD 10 B …   Wikipedia

  • papillomavirus — /pap euh loh meuh vuy reuhs/, n., pl. papillomaviruses. any of several viruses of the family Papovaviridae, containing circular DNA, causing papillomas in various animals and responsible for human genital warts. [PAPILLOMA + VIRUS] * * * Any of a …   Universalium

  • Wart — A local growth of the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis) caused by a virus. The virus of warts (a papillomavirus) is transmitted by contact. The contact can be with a wart on someone else or one on oneself (autoinoculation). Warts that occur …   Medical dictionary

  • human papillomavirus — [pap΄i lō′mə vī΄rəs] n. any of a group of papillomaviruses causing cutaneous warts and lesions of the oral, anal, and genital mucous membranes in human beings * * * ▪ pathology Introduction       any of a subgroup of viruses (virus) belonging to… …   Universalium

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