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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «I»:

  1. Interatrial septum Interatrial septum
    Interatrial septum: The partition separating the upper chambers (the atria) of the heart....
  2. Intercellular Intercellular
    Intercellular: Between cells, as in an intercellular bridge....
  3. Intercellular junction Intercellular junction
    Intercellular junction: A specialized region of connection between two cells....
  4. Intercostal muscle Intercostal muscle
    Intercostal muscle: Muscle tissue between two ribs. This muscle is a type called skeletal muscle....
  5. Intercurrent disease Intercurrent disease
    Intercurrent disease: A disease that intervenes during the course of another disease. A patient with AIDS may develop an intercurrent bout of pneumonia....
  6. Interferon Interferon
    Interferon: A naturally occurring substance that interferes with the ability of viruses to reproduce. Interferon also boosts the immune system. There are a number of different interferons. They fall into three main classes : alpha, beta, and gamma. All are proteins (lymphokines) normally produce...
  7. Interleukin-1 Interleukin-1
    Interleukin-1: A protein produced by various cells, including macrophages, interleukin-1 raises body temperature, spurs the production of interferon, and stimulates growth of disease-fighting cells, among other functions. Abbreviated IL-1....
  8. Interleukin-10 Interleukin-10
    Interleukin-10: Abbreviated IL-10. An antiinflammatory and immunosuppressive substance produced within the body. IL-10 plays a role in the regulation of immune responses. It is secreted by antigen-presenting cells, promotes the development of immunologic tolerance, and suppresses the production of i...
  9. Interleukin-2 Interleukin-2
    Interleukin-2: A type of interleukin, a chemical messenger, a substance that can improve the body's response to disease. It stimulates the growth of certain disease-fighting blood cells in the immune system. Also called IL-2....
  10. Interleukin-3 Interleukin-3
    Interleukin-3: A protein that stimulates the immune system to develop mast cells and bone-marrow cells. Abbreviated IL-3....
  11. Interleukin-4 Interleukin-4
    Interleukin-4: A protein that stimulates the immune system to develop mast cells, resting T-cells, and activated B-cells. Abbreviated IL-4....
  12. Interleukins Interleukins
    Interleukins: Substances used in biological therapy. Interleukins stimulate the growth and activities of certain kinds of white blood cells....
  13. Intermediate-grade lymphoma Intermediate-grade lymphoma
    Intermediate-grade lymphoma: A lymphoma that is more aggressive (grows and spreads faster) than a low-grade lymphoma, but responds better to anticancer drugs. Intermediate-grade lymphomas include diffuse, small, cleaved cell lymphoma and diffuse, large, noncleaved cell lymphoma. Also called an aggre...
  14. Intermittent claudication Intermittent claudication
    Intermittent claudication: An aching, crampy, tired, and sometimes burning pain in the legs that comes and goes -- it typically occurs with walking and goes away with rest -- due to poor circulation of blood in the arteries of the legs. In very severe claudication the pain is also felt ar rest. Inte...
  15. Intermittent insomnia Intermittent insomnia
    Intermittent insomnia: See Insomnia, intermittent....