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STD: Viral

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Summary of Viral STDs

Herpes

Fungi  -  Any of a major group (Fungi) of saprophytic and parasitic spore-producing organisms usually classified as plants that lack chlorophyll and include molds, rusts, mildews, smuts, mushrooms, and yeasts.
Protozoan  -  Any of a phylum or subkingdom (Protozoa) of chiefly motile and heterotrophic unicellular protists (as amoebas, trypanosomes, sporozoans, and paramecia) that are represented in almost every kind of habitat and include some pathogenic parasites of humans and domestic animals.
Helminth  -  A parasitic worm (as a tapeworm, liver fluke, ascarid, or leech); especially an intestinal worm.
Virus  -  Any of a large group of submicroscopic infective agents regarded either as extremely simple microorganisms or as extremely complex molecules, which typically contain a protein coat surrounding an RNA or DNA core of genetic material but no semi-permeable membrane. Viruses are capable of growth and multiplication only in living cells, and cause various important diseases in humans, lower animals, or plants.
Extracellular  -  Situated or occurring outside a cell or the cells of the body.
Prostatitis  -  Inflammation of the prostate gland.
Prostate gland  -  A firm partly muscular, partly glandular body situated about the base of the mammalian male urethra that secretes an alkaline viscid fluid is a major constituent of the ejaculatory fluid.
Epididymitis  -  Inflammation of the epididymis.
Epididymis  -  A system of ductules emerging posteriorly from the testis that holds sperm during maturation and that forms a tangled mass before uniting into a single coiled duct that is continuous with the vas deferens.
Vulva  -  The external parts of the female genital organs.
Urethritis  -  Inflammation of the urethra.
Incubation period  -  The period between the infection of an individual by a pathogen and the manifestation of the disease it causes.
Antibiotic  -  A substance produced by or a semi-synthetic substance derived from a microorganism and able in dilute solution to inhibit or kill another microorganism.
Genitourinary  -  Of or relating to the genital and urinary organs or functions.
Binary fission  -  Reproduction of a cell by division into two approximately equal parts.
Secretion  -  The process of segregating, elaborating, and releasing some material either functionally specialized (as saliva) or isolated for excretion (as urine).

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