https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7z_qJHRLjE

Gonorrhea song (turkey in the straw)

 

There’s a lot of little critters that are living in your gut

They’re a-livin in your armpits and they’re livin in your butt

They are mostly really good for you but some are pretty bad  

And the bad ones really hurt and make you really really sad.

 

It’s those bad little buggers that you really need to watch

And the one I’ll focus in on likes to live up in your crotch

It makes it hurt to pee and it makes you feel raw

It’s an STD named gonorrhea

 

Gonorrhea, ha ha ha

Gonorrhee-ay, hey hey hey

Roll it up, pat it down, any way at all,

Play a little tune about gonorrhea.

 

So let’s take a little look at its morphology

It’s a tiny bacteria that’s really hard to see

It’s gram negative, fastidious,

And by golly it’s a diplococcus

 

On its surface gonorrhea have little pili

And sugars called lipooligosaccharides

It can use the little pili to move itself straight

And can pull 100,000 times its own weight

 

Gonorrhea, ha ha ha

Gonorrhee-ay, hey hey hey

Roll it up, pat it down, any way at all,

Play a little tune about gonorrhea.

 

It infects the submucosa of the epithelium

Where it’s quickly eaten up by our immune system

Eating pathogens is where neutrophils are at home

And they kill it using radicals from phagosomes

 

Now the problem is gonorrhea can be tough

And it fights right back with its own nasty stuff

So if you get gonorrhea you should see a doc

Or it just might end up cleaning your clock

 

Gonorrhea, ha ha ha

Gonorrhee-ay, hey hey hey

Roll it up, pat it down, any way at all,

Play a little tune about gonorrhea.

2 Comments

  1. Ben writes and performs a catchy tune about the sexually transmitted disease (STD) gonorrhea. He described some of the symptoms of gonorrhea to include a burning sensation during urination, and in the essay he continued to describe pain during intercourse, fever, genital discharge, painful urination, and a sore throat as symptoms. Ben explains gonorrhea is a bacterial infection caused by N. gonorrhoeae entering the body through contact with a mucus membrane. Ben also explains the morphology of the bacteria. The bacteria have strong pili that allow it to force its way into the cell. N. gonorrhoeae are gram negative and diplococcus. The fact that it is gram negative explains why an aggressive form of antibiotics are necessary to treat gonorrhea, and recent studies are exploring the bacterial vehicle that interacts with macrophages in order to trigger the immune response. Lastly, Ben describes one of the preventative maintenance recommendations from Mayo Clinic being yearly STD testing for all sexually active individuals.

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