Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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Intrafallopian: A term meaning "within the fallopian tube." There are two fallopian tubes in female mammals, including human females. These tubes are also called oviducts. They serve as passageways connecting the egg-producing ovaries to the uterus (womb) in the pelvis.
After an egg is produced by...
Intrahepatic: Within the liver. ...
Intramuscular (IM): An intramuscular (IM) medication
is given by needle into the muscle. This is as opposed to a
medication that is given by a needle, for example, into the skin
(intradermal) or just below the skin (subcutaneous) or into a vein
Intraocular: In the eye. The intraocular pressure is the pressure
within the eye....
Intraocular lens: An artificial lens made of plastic, silicone, acrylic or other material that is implanted inside the eye during cataract surgery. Abbreviated IOL.
Removal of the cataract and insertion of the IOL typically takes about an hour and does not require hospitalization. The IOL is implan...
Intraocular melanoma: An eye cancer in which the malignant cells arise in the part of the eye called the uvea. The uvea includes the iris (the colored part of the eye), the ciliary body (a muscle in the eye), and the choroid (a layer of tissue in the back of the eye). The uvea contains pigment-prod...
Intraocular pressure: The pressure created by the
continual renewal of fluids within the eye. The intraocular pressure
is increased in glaucoma.
angle-closure glaucoma, the intraocular pressure rises because the
canal into which the
fluid in the front part of the eye normally drains is ...
Intraocular tension: The pressure within the eye. See: Intraocular
Intraoperative: During surgery. Literally, within surgery. Intraoperative hemorrhage is bleeding during surgery....
Intraoperative blood salvage
Intraoperative blood salvage: The recovery of
blood that has been lost into a body cavity during surgery or due to
trauma. This blood can then be reintroduced into the
patient's circulation, reducing the need for donor blood
Intraoperative radiation therapy
Intraoperative radiation therapy: Radiation
treatment given during surgery. Also called IORT. See also radiation therapy....
Intraoral: Within the mouth....
Intraperitoneal: Within the peritoneal cavity, the area that contains the abdominal
Intraperitoneal chemotherapy: Treatment in which anticancer drugs are put directly
into the abdomen through a thin tube....
Intrastromal corneal ring
Intrastromal corneal ring: A plastic ring
designed to be implanted in the cornea, the transparent structure in
the front of the eye.
The aim of the corneal ring implant is to flatten the cornea and
in so doing to correct or reduce the degree of myopia
The ring is called an ...