Gram negative non-motile pyogenic cocci. Two species are serious pathogens, N. meningitidis (see meningitis) and N. gonorrhoeae . The latter associates specifically with urinogenital epithelium through surface pili. Both species seem to evade the normal consequences of attack by phagocytes.
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Neisseria is a large genus of bacteria that colonize the mucosal surfaces of many animals. Of the 11 species that colonize humans, only two are pathogens, N. meningitidis and N. gonorrhoeae. Most gonoccocal infections are asymptomatic and self-resolving, and epidemic strains of the meningococcus may be carried in >95% of a population where systemi...Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neisseria
<bacteria> Gram-negative nonmotile pyogenic cocci. Two species are serious pathogens, Neisseria meningitidis (see meningitis) and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. ... The latter associates specifically with urinogenital epithelium through surface pili. Both species seem to evade the normal consequences of attack by phagocytes. ... (15 Jan 1998) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
(ni-se´re-ә) a genus of gram-negative, aerobic or facultatively anaerobic cocci, which are a part of the normal flora of the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and genitourinary tract. Pathogenic species include N. gonorrhoe´ae, the etiologic agent of gonorrhea; N. meningi´tidis, a prominent cause of meningitis and the spec...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
Neisseria: Group of bacteria that includes the cause of gonorrhea.Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4517
Type: Term Pronunciation: nī-sē′rē-ă, nī-sē′rē-ē Definitions: 1. A vernacular term used to refer to any member of the genus Neisseria.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=59047
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