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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «I»:

  1. Infection, rotavirus Infection, rotavirus
    Infection, rotavirus: A leading cause of severe winter diarrhea in young children. Each year, rotavirus (RV) causes an estimated 500,000 doctor visits and 50,000 hospital admissions in the United States. Almost every child catches RV before entering school but, with rehydration (and good nutriti...
  2. Infection, roundworm Infection, roundworm
    Infection, roundworm: Infection from a type of parasitic worm that hatches in the intestines and lives there. The eggs of the roundworm usually enter the body through contaminated water or food or on fingers placed in the mouth after the hands have touched a contaminated object. Symptoms from rou...
  3. Infection, urinary tract (UTI) Infection, urinary tract (UTI)
    Infection, urinary tract (UTI): An infection in the urinary system that begins when microorganisms cling to the opening of the urethra (the canal from the bladder) and begin to multiply. Most UTIs are due to one type of bacteria, E. (Escherichia) coli, a normal denizen of the colon. An infection i...
  4. Infection, Vincent Infection, Vincent
    Infection, Vincent: This is trench mouth, a progressive painful infection with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Certain germs (including fusiform bacteria and spirochetes) have been thought to be involv...
  5. Infection, yeast Infection, yeast
    Infection, yeast: Infection due to fungal organisms which have the characteristic of being single-celled, usually rounded and reproduce by budding. Most yeast are harmless (some are used in baking and brewing). Yeast is commonly present on normal human skin and in areas of moisture, such as in the m...
  6. Infectious Diseases, Nat'l Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, Nat'l Institute of Allergy &
    Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and (NIAID): This is one of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S. In formal terms, the mission of the NIAID is "to support and conduct research and research training (that) strives to understand, treat, and ultimately prevent the myri...
  7. Infectious hepatitis Infectious hepatitis
    Infectious hepatitis: See Hepatitis A....
  8. Infectious hepatitis immunization Infectious hepatitis immunization
    Infectious hepatitis immunization: See Immunization, hepatitis A....
  9. Infectious mono Infectious mono
    Infectious mono: See infectious mononucleosis. Infectious Mononucleosis Symptoms and Signs...
  10. Infectious mononucleosis Infectious mononucleosis
    Infectious mononucleosis: A specific viral infection (with the Epstein-Barr virus) in which there is an increase of white blood cells that are mononuclear (with a single nucleus) "Mono" and "kissing disease" are popular terms for this very common illness caused by the Epstein-Bar...
  11. Infectivity Infectivity
    Infectivity: The proportion of persons exposed to an infectious agent who become infected by it....
  12. Inferior Inferior
    Inferior: In anatomy, below or toward the feet. As opposed to superior. The liver is inferior to the lungs. For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry to "Anatomic Orientation Terms"....
  13. Inferior vena cava Inferior vena cava
    Inferior vena cava: A large vein that receives blood from the lower extremities, pelvis and abdomen and delivers it to the right atrium of the heart....
  14. Inferolateral Inferolateral
    Inferolateral: Below and to one side. Both inferior and lateral. In anatomy, there are many such compound terms. For a more complete listing of terms used in medicine for spatial orientation, please see the entry to "Anatomic Orientation Terms"....
  15. Infertile Infertile
    Infertile: Not able to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without contraception. Infertility can be due to many causes. In most cases of possible female infertility, the problem is found to originate with the male partner's sperm motility. Some cases are due to physical problems or m...