Gonococcus - Definition

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Gonococcus, or Neisseria gonorrhea is a bacterium that is localized, in the majority of cases, in the genitals, responsible for a sexually transmitted infection. This bacterium can be transmitted during sexual relations between humans, and is often located at the end portion of the urethra, the tube that leads from the bladder to the head of the penis, generating urethritis. It is typically called in this case gonorrhea. It may also be responsible for inflammation of the vagina and vulva in women. Gonorrhea should be treated with antibiotics and, if necessary, a sample of the discharge from the urethra should be taken to identify it precisely.