• Genital Herpes Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Infectious disease: Any disease that is caused by the entrance, development and reproduction of harmful microorganisms in the body.
  • Herpes genitalis: Herpes infection of the genitals and surrounding regions
  • Seropositive: Having a positive reaction to a test on the blood serum for a specific disease
  • Erythema: Reddening of the part
  • Erythematous: Characterised by erythema
  • Vectors: An agent that carries and transmits and infectious pathogen into another living organism
  • Holistic: Consideration of the person as a whole "body, mind, emotions, spirit" in quest for optimal health
  • Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum
  • Cerebrospinal fluid: The fluid derived from blood present in the ventricles of the brain
  • Immunoglobulins: They are glycoprotein molecules that play a critical part in the body's defense system
  • Dysuria: : Difficulty in passing urine
  • Viral culture: : It is a laboratory test to determine the presence of a specific virus by placing the sample with a cell type that the virus being tested is able to infect
  • Virulent: Having a significantly strong capability to cause a disease
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