vaginosis

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

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

  • vaginosis — vag·i·no·sis (văj ə nōʹsĭs) n. A disease of the vagina. * * * …   Universalium

  • vaginosis — noun Any disease or infection of the vagina …   Wiktionary

  • vaginosis —    A vaginal infection characterized by a smelly discharge and the presence of Gardnerella, Mycoplasma, and other anaerobic bacteria, with the lack of Lactobacillus species …   Herbal-medical glossary

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

  • vaginosis bacteriana — Inflamación crónica de la vagina provocada por una bacteria, Gardnerella vaginalis. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • Bacterial vaginosis — Classification and external resources Micrograph of bacterial vaginosis squamous cells of the cervix covered with rod shaped bacteria, Gardnerella vaginalis (arrows). ICD 10 …   Wikipedia

  • Bacterial vaginosis — A vaginal condition characterized by an abnormal vaginal discharge due to an overgrowth of normal bacteria in the vagina. Women with bacterial vaginosis have fewer of the usual vaginal bacteria, called lactobacilli. Symptoms are the vaginal… …   Medical dictionary

  • bacterial vaginosis — (bak te re ěl vaj ī no sis) Bacterial vaginosis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Gardnerella vaginalis, Mobiluncus spp., Mycoplasma hominis, and various anaerobic bacteria. Although a mild disease it is a risk factor for obstetric… …   Dictionary of microbiology


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