lues lues

Definition(s):

  • (n) a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)

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  • The German doctor Paul Ehrlich imagined their theory in the 1880's, applied chemical knowledge and after 20 years invented salvarsan, specific against lues.

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nebulous nebulous
/ˈnɛb jə ləs /