NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,079 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- pelvic inflammatory disease
- listen (PEL-vik in-FLA-muh-TOR-ee dih-ZEEZ)
- A condition in which the female reproductive organs are inflamed. It may affect the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and certain ligaments. Pelvic inflammatory disease is usually caused by a bacterial infection. It may cause infertility and an increased risk of an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancy in the fallopian tubes). Also called PID.