bacterial vaginosis

bacterial vaginosis
noun Date: 1985 vaginitis that is marked by a grayish vaginal discharge usually of foul odor and that is associated with the presence of excessive amounts of some bacteria (especially Gardnerella vaginalis) — called also nonspecific vaginitis

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bacterial vaginosis — a condition caused by overgrowth of certain species of the bacteria that are normally present in the vagina (e.g. Bacteroides, Gardnerella vaginalis). One of the most common vaginal infections, it is marked by a greyish watery vaginal discharge… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • bacterial vaginosis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vaginosis bacteriana — Micrografía de vaginosis bacterial células escamosas del cérvix cubiertas con la bacteria Gardnerella vaginalis (flechas). Clasificación y recursos externos …   Wikipedia Español

  • vaginosis — Disease of the vagina. bacterial v. infection of the human vagina that may be caused by anaerobic bacteria, especially by Mobiluncus species or by Gardnerella vaginalis. Characterized by excessive, sometimes malodorous, discharge. SYN:… …   Medical dictionary

  • vaginosis — noun (plural vaginoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1984 a disease or infection of the vagina; specifically bacterial vaginosis …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vaginosis — n.; see bacterial vaginosis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • bacterialvaginosis — bacterial vaginosis n. Vaginal infection resulting from a change in the balance of naturally occurring bacteria, allowing disease causing bacteria, especially Gardnerella vaginalis, to predominate. * * * …   Universalium

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