Any disease transmitted by sexual contact; caused by microorganisms that survive on the skin or mucus membranes of the genital area; or transmitted via semen, vaginal secretions, or blood during intercourse. Because the genital areas provide a moist, warm environment that is especially conducive to the proliferation of bacteria, viruses, and yeasts, a great many diseases can be transmitted this way. They include AIDS, Chlamydia, genital herpes, genital warts, gonorrhea, syphilis, and some forms of hepatitis. Also known as a morbus venereus or venereal disease.
Abbreviated STD or STI. Also referred to as sexually transmitted infections.
- Sexually transmitted disease in men
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) as it affects men. Men can contract all the known STDs but may have no symptoms or have different symptoms than women do. For example, most men who have chlamydia have no symptoms at all but can easily pass the infection on to their sexual partners.
- Sexually transmitted diseases in women
Women can contract any sexually transmitted disease. Symptoms may vary widely, and in some cases, may have no symptoms. Protection from infection includes “safe sex” practices (i.e., use of condoms) or abstinence from sexual activity.
- Sexually transmitted infection
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Women; Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in Men.
Serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase, an enzyme that is normally present in liver and heart cells. SGOT is released into blood when the liver or heart is damaged. The blood SGOT levels are thus elevated with liver damage (for example, from viral hepatitis) or with an insult to the heart (for example, from a heart attack). […]
Serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase, an enzyme that is normally present in liver and heart cells. SGPT is released into blood when the liver or heart are damaged. The blood SGPT levels are thus elevated with liver damage (for example, from viral hepatitis) or with an insult to the heart (for example, from a heart attack). […]