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  1. Interneuron Interneuron
    Interneuron: A neuron that exclusively signals another neuron....
  2. Internist Internist
    Internist: A physician who specializes in the diagnosis and medical treatment of adults. This specialty, called internal medicine, is dedicated to adult medicine. A minimum of seven years of medical school and postgraduate training are focused on learning the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of ...
  3. Interpersonal therapy Interpersonal therapy
    Interpersonal therapy: A form of psychotherapy in which the focus is on a patient's relationships with peers and family members and the way they see themselves. Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is based on exploring issues in relationships with other people. The goal is to help people to identify a...
  4. Interphase Interphase
    Interphase: The interval in the cell cycle between two cell divisions when the individual chromosomes cannot be distinguished, interphase was once thought to be in resting phase but it is far from a time of rest for the cell. It is the time when DNA is replicated in the cell nucleus....
  5. Intersex Intersex
    Intersex: A group of conditions sometimes referred to as disorders of sexual development (DSDs) in which there is a discrepancy between the appearance of the external genitalia and the type of internal (testes and ovaries) genitalia. The condition was formerly termed hermaphroditism or pseudoher...
  6. Intersexual genitalia Intersexual genitalia
    Intersexual genitalia: Genitalia that are neither typically female nor typically male. Known in clinical medicine as ambiguous genitalia. See: Ambiguous genitalia....
  7. Interstice Interstice
    Interstice: A small space between things, especially between things that are usually closely spaced, such as cells. Interstices are the cracks and crevices, the breaks, the gaps. The word "interstice" comes from the Latin "interstitium" which was derived from "inter" meaning "between" + "sistere" me...
  8. Interstitial Interstitial
    Interstitial: Pertaining to being between things, especially between things that are normally closely spaced. The word "interstitial" comes from the Latin "interstitium" which was derived from "inter" meaning "between" + "sistere" meaning "to stand' = to stand between. The word "interstitial" is muc...
  9. Interstitial cystitis (IC) Interstitial cystitis (IC)
    Interstitial cystitis (IC): Disease that involves inflammation or irritation of the bladder wall. This inflammation can lead to scarring and stiffening of the bladder, and even ulcerations and bleeding. Diagnosis is based on symptoms, findings on cystoscopy and biopsy, and eliminating other treatabl...
  10. Interstitial radiation Interstitial radiation
    Interstitial radiation: Radiation therapy in which a radioactive material is placed directly into a tumor. ...
  11. Interstitial radiation therapy Interstitial radiation therapy
    Interstitial radiation therapy: Radiation treatment given by placing radioactive material directly into the target, often a tumor. For example, in treating prostate cancer, radioactive seeds are implanted in the prostate gland. The seeds might be titanium-encased pellets containing the radioisotope...
  12. Intertrigo Intertrigo
    Intertrigo: A superficial skin disorder involving any area of the body where opposing skin surfaces may touch and rub, such as the creases of the neck, the skin folds of the groin, axilla (armpit) and breasts (especially if large and pendulous) and between the toes. Intertrigo is characterized by sk...
  13. Interval malignancy Interval malignancy
    Interval malignancy: In mammography, a malignancy that becomes evident during the period between annual screening mammograms. The finding of an interval malignancy indicates that it either went undetected on the prior breast imaging scan or that it developed during the interval since that last scan...
  14. Intervening sequence Intervening sequence
    Intervening sequence: Part of a gene that is initially transcribed from the DNA into the primary RNA transcript but then is excised (removed) from it when the so-called exxon sequences on either side of it are spliced together. Intervening sequences, which are also called introns, are genetic s...
  15. Intervention Intervention
    Intervention: The act of intervening, interfering or interceding with the intent of modifying the outcome. In medicine, an intervention is usually undertaken to help treat or cure a condition. For example, early intervention may help children with autism to speak. "Acupuncture as a therapeutic inter...