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genital herpes

a herpes infection that involves the genitals, usually caused by herpes simplex Type 2. However, genital infection with herpes simplex Type 1 is becoming more common. Genital herpes is incurable, although medications are available to manage outbreaks.

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May 26th 2024

tranquilizer

tranquilizer

n. a drug that is used to reduce physiological and subjective symptoms of anxiety. In the past, distinctions were made between so-called major tranquilizers (antipsychotics) and minor tranquilizers (anxiolytics; e.g., benzodiazepines).