Definitions for "Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia"
A precancerous condition of the cervix (the bottom of the uterus) that is more common and more severe in HIV-infected women.
Dysplasia of the cervix epithelium, often premalignant (i.e., precancerous), characterized by various degrees of hyperplasia, abnormal keratinization (forming horny epidermal tissue), and condylomata. Considerable evidence implicates human papilloma virus (HPV) in the development of CIN. Immunosuppression may also play an important role in facilitating infection or persistence of HPV in the genital tract and progression of HPV-induced neoplasia. See Condyloma; Neoplasm.
A disease of the membrane that covers the cervix. It is often considered to be pre-cancerous and should be treated.