Neisseria gonorrhoeae

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Neisseria gonorrhoeae

[nī·sə‚rē·ə ‚gän·ə′rē‚ī]
(microbiology)
A gram-negative coccus pathogen that causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhea. Also known as gonococcus.
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Cultures are required only when the infection does not respond to treatment, when chlamydial or gonococcal conjunctivitis is suspected, or when the infection is so severe that vision is threatened.
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Pseudo gonococcal conjunctivitis. Indian J Pathol Microbiol.