Gonococci


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Gonococci

 

(Neisseria gonorrheae, Diplococcus gonorrheae), a group of bean-shaped, nonmotile, nonsporiferous, pyogenic bacteria; specific parasites of humans.

The gonococci were discovered by the German scientist A. Neisser in 1879. They are the cause of a purulent inflammatory disease (gonorrhea) of the mucous membranes of the urogenital organs and eyes; in addition, they may attack the joints, glands, and endocardium. Gonococci perish upon drying, heating (to 40°-45° C), and exposure to silver salts and antibiotics (for example, penicillin, Chloromycetin, and tetracycline).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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