NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,846 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- opportunistic infection
- listen (AH-per-too-NIS-tik in-FEK-shun)
- An infection caused by an organism that does not normally cause disease. Opportunistic infections occur in people with weakened immune systems.