All chlamydia synonyms
- venereal disease — sexually transmitted disease. Abbreviation: VD.
- acquired immune deficiency syndrome — Acquired immune deficiency syndrome is the same as AIDS.
- aids — AIDS is a disease which destroys the natural system of protection that the body has against other diseases. AIDS is an abbreviation for 'acquired immune deficiency syndrome'.
- gonorrhea — a contagious, purulent inflammation of the urethra or the vagina, caused by the gonococcus.
- syphilis — a chronic infectious disease, caused by a spirochete, Treponema pallidum, usually venereal in origin but often congenital, and affecting almost any organ or tissue in the body, especially the genitals, skin, mucous membranes, aorta, brain, liver, bones, and nerves.
- herpes — any of several diseases caused by herpesvirus, characterized by eruption of blisters on the skin or mucous membranes. Compare chickenpox, genital herpes, oral herpes, shingles.
- clap — When you clap, you hit your hands together to show appreciation or attract attention.
- social disease — a venereal disease.
- hiv — a variable retrovirus that invades and inactivates helper T cells of the immune system and is a cause of AIDS and AIDS-related complex: variants were identified in several laboratories and independently named lymphadenopathy-associated virus (LAV) human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 3 (HTLV-3) and AIDS-related virus (ARV) the name human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) being subsequently proposed by an international taxonomy committee.
- std — telephone: area code
- vd — VD is used to refer to diseases such as syphilis and gonorrhoea which are passed on by sexual intercourse. VD is an abbreviation for 'venereal disease'.
- chancroid — a soft venereal ulcer, esp of the male genitals, caused by infection with the bacillus Haemophilus ducreyi
- crab louse — a parasitic louse, Pthirus (or Phthirus) pubis, that infests the pubic region in humans
- crabs — the lowest throw in a game of chance, esp two aces in dice
- genital herpes — a sexually transmitted disease caused by herpes simplex virus type 2, characterized primarily by transient blisters on and around the genitals.
- herpes simplex — either of two herpes diseases caused by a herpesvirus that infects humans and some other animals and produces small, transient blisters on the skin or mucous membranes, one type of virus (herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1) usually associated with oral herpes but also causing genital herpes and the other (herpes simplex virus type 2, or HSV-2) usually causing genital herpes.
- scabies — a contagious skin disease occurring especially in sheep and cattle and also in humans, caused by the itch mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, which burrows under the skin. Compare itch (def 10), mange.
- tabes dorsalis — syphilis of the spinal cord and its appendages, characterized by shooting pains and other sensory disturbances, and, in the later stages, by paralysis.
- gonorrhoea — a contagious, purulent inflammation of the urethra or the vagina, caused by the gonococcus.