a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria
Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Gonorrhea may be asymptomatic or may include symptoms
such as urethritis, discharge, pelvic pain and inflammation of the tissues
of the genitals, rectum and/or throat. Untreated gonorrhea may spread
to the upper genital tract and lead to pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
in women and may become disseminated, affecting other organs such as the
heart and brain.
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