nongonococcal urethritis
(NGU) (u"rě-thri\'tis)
Any inflammation of the urethra not caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • 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… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 — 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

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