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  1. Intolerance, food Intolerance, food
    Intolerance, food: Difficulty in digesting a food. Common offenders include milk products, wheat and other grains that contain gluten, and foods that tend to cause intestinal gas, such as cabbage or beans. Food intolerance is often mistaken for food allergy, but does not involve a histamine res...
  2. Intolerance, lactose Intolerance, lactose
    Intolerance, lactose: The inability to digest lactose, a sugar component of milk and most other dairy products. Lactose is sometimes also used as an ingredient in other foods, so those with a lactase deficiency should check labels carefully. The basis for this condition is lack of an enzyme in ...
  3. Intra-arterial pressure Intra-arterial pressure
    Intra-arterial pressure: The pressure of the blood within an artery, the arterial pressure. Also called the arterial tension....
  4. Intracellular Intracellular
    Intracellular: Within a cell. In contrast to extracellular, meaning outside a cell....
  5. Intracerebral hematoma Intracerebral hematoma
    Intracerebral hematoma: Bleeding within the brain. Diagnosis is usually by MRI or CAT scan. Treatment is by surgery. ...
  6. Intracorporeal Intracorporeal
    Intracorporeal: Within the body or any structure anatomically called the corpus. For example, when men with erectile dysfunction fail intracorporeal (penile) injection therapy, sildenafil (Viagra) alone or added to the injection regimen may prove effective. From intra- + corpus, meaning body. ...
  7. Intracranial Intracranial
    Intracranial: Within the cranium, the bony dome that houses and protects the brain. An intracranial hemorrhage is bleeding within the cranium due, for example, to a stroke or leakage of blood from an aneurysm in the brain. The intracranial pressure is the pressure on brain and the cerebrospinal flu...
  8. Intracranial hematoma Intracranial hematoma
    Intracranial hematoma: A hematoma (a collection of blood) within the cranium (skull). The bleed may or may not be within the brain itself. See: Epidural hematoma; Subdural hematoma; Intracerebral hematoma....
  9. Intractable Intractable
    Intractable: Unstoppable. For example, intractable diarrhea or intractable pain. ...
  10. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
    Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): A test-tube fertilization procedure in which a sperm is injected directly into an egg to achieve fertilization. ICSI is done for male infertility. Babies conceived by ICSI have no more major birth defects or delays in development than children conceived by n...
  11. Intradermal Intradermal
    Intradermal: In or into the skin. An intradermal injection is given into the skin. Intradermal tests are a type of skin test. An agent (such as pollen) is injected into the skin to test the reaction to it. Intradermal tests are much used to diagnose allergy and to test cellular immunity. The most su...
  12. Intradiskal electrothermal therapy Intradiskal electrothermal therapy
    Intradiskal electrothermal therapy: A procedure designed to relieve back pain due to damage to the disks between the spine bones. Called IDET for short. Under local anesthesia and X-ray guidance, a needle is introduced into the disk and a catheter with a heating coil is inserted through the needle....
  13. Intraductal carcinoma Intraductal carcinoma
    Intraductal carcinoma: Also called ductal carcinoma in situ. See: DCIS....
  14. Intraductal papilloma Intraductal papilloma
    Intraductal papilloma: A benign, wart-like growth that occurs in breast ducts....
  15. Intraepithelial Intraepithelial
    Intraepithelial: Within the layer of cells that forms the surface or lining of an organ....