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n. a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae (the gonococcus). The primary focus of infection is the genital tract. Untreated, gonorrhea can lead to sterility and gonococcal conjunctivitis, a serious condition that can cause blindness. See also urethritis.

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May 26th 2024



n. the provision of instruction, encouragement, and other support to an individual (e.g., student, youth, colleague) to aid his or her overall growth and development or pursuit of greater learning skills, a career, or other educational or work-related goals. Numerous mentoring programs exist within occupational, educational, and other settings; they use frequent communication and contact between mentors and their respective protégés as well as a variety of techniques and procedures to develop productive relationships.