Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «I»:
Infertility: The diminished ability or the inability to conceive and have offspring. Infertility is also defined in specific terms as the failure to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without contraception.
Infertility can be due to many causes. Studies have shown that a little more tha...
Infertility, Y chromosome
Infertility, Y chromosome: See: Y chromosome infertility....
Infiltrate: To penetrate. If an IV infiltrates, the IV fluid
penetrates the surrounding tissue. ...
Infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast
Infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the breast: Infiltrating ductal carcinoma is one of several recognized specific patterns of cancer of the breast. It is so named because it begins in the cells forming the ducts of the breast. It is the most common form of breast cancer, comprising 65-85% of all case...
Infiltrating lobular carcinoma of the breast
Infiltrating lobular carcinoma of the breast: Infiltrating lobular carcinoma is the second most common type of invasive breast cancer next to infiltrating ductal carcinoma, accounting for 5 to 10% of breast cancer.
Infiltrating lobular carcinoma starts in the lobules, the glands that secrete milk, ...
Inflammation: A basic way in which the body reacts to infection, irritation or other injury, the key feature being redness, warmth, swelling and pain. Inflammation is now recognized as a type of nonspecific immune response.
More information: In technical terms, the inflammatory response directs imm...
Inflammation, bladder: See: Bladder inflammation....
Inflammatory bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease: A group of chronic intestinal diseases characterized by inflammation of the bowel -- the large or small intestine. The most common types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease.
Crohn disease favors the ileum (the lower part of the...
Inflammatory response: A fundamental type of response by the body to disease and injury, a response characterized by the classical signs of "dolor, calor, rubor, and tumor" -- pain, heat (localized warmth), redness, and swelling.
Innumerable insults (a mosquito bite, a splinter, a virus infection, ...
Influenza: The flu is caused by viruses that infect the
respiratory tract which are divided into three types, designated A, B, and C. Most people who get the flu recover completely in 1 to 2 weeks, but some people develop serious and potentially life-threatening medical complications, such as pneumo...
Influenza vaccination priorities
Influenza vaccination priorities: The influenza (flu) vaccine is recommended for persons at high risk for serious complications from influenza virus infection.
Everyone age 50 or more;
Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities that house persons of any age who ha...
Influenza, Asian: See: Asian flu....
Influenza, avian: Also called fowl plague, avian flu, and bird flu. A highly contagious viral disease with up to 100% mortality in domestic fowl. Caused by influenza A virus subtypes H5 and H7. All types of birds are susceptible to the virus but outbreaks occur most often in chickens and turkeys. Th...
Influenza, Hong Kong
Influenza, Hong Kong: See: Hong Kong flu....
Influenza, Spanish: See: Spanish flu....