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  1. Intrathecal chemotherapy Intrathecal chemotherapy
    Intrathecal chemotherapy: Treatment with drugs that are injected into the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord (cerebrospinal fluid)....
  2. Intrauterine Intrauterine
    Intrauterine: In the uterus (the womb). As opposed to extrauterine: outside the uterus. For example, normal pregnancies are intrauterine; extrauterine pregnancies are distinctly abnormal....
  3. Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD)
    Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD): A device inserted into the uterus (womb) to prevent conception (pregnancy). The IUD can be a coil, loop, triangle, or T-shape. It can be plastic or metal. An IUD is inserted into the uterus by a health-care professional. Of two types of IUDs approved in t...
  4. Intrauterine growth restriction Intrauterine growth restriction
    Intrauterine growth restriction: The growth of the fetus is abnormally slow. When born, the baby appears too small, considering its' dates. Intrauterine growth restriction is associated with increased risk of medical illness and death in the newborn. Intrauterine growth restriction is also referre...
  5. Intrauterine growth retardation Intrauterine growth retardation
    Intrauterine growth retardation: The growth of the fetus is abnormally slow. When born, the baby appears too small, considering its dates. Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) is associated with increased risk of medical illness and death in the newborn. Intrauterine growth retardation is also ...
  6. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
    Intrauterine insemination (IUI): A procedure in which a fine catheter (tube) is inserted through the cervix (the natural opening of the uterus) into the uterus (the womb) to deposit a sperm sample directly into the uterus. The purpose of IUI is to achieve fertilization and pregnancy. IUI is a re...
  7. Intravenous (IV) Intravenous (IV)
    Intravenous (IV): 1) Into a vein. Intravenous (IV) antibiotics are a solution containing antibiotics that is administered directly into the venous circulation via a syringe or intravenous catheter (tube). 2) The actual solution that is administered intravenously. 3) The device used to administer...
  8. Intravenous cholangiogram Intravenous cholangiogram
    Intravenous cholangiogram: Abbreviated IVC. A radiologic procedure used primarily to look at the larger bile ducts in the liver and the bile ducts outside the liver. IVC can be used to locate gallstones within the bile ducts and identify other causes of obstruction to the flow of bile. For an IVC, a...
  9. Intravenous feeding Intravenous feeding
    Intravenous feeding: Feeding through a vein. Also called parenteral alimentation or parenteral nutrition....
  10. Intravenous immunoglobulin Intravenous immunoglobulin
    Intravenous immunoglobulin: A sterile solution of concentrated antibodies extracted from healthy people that is given straight into a vein. It is used to treat disorders of the immune system, or to boost immune response to serious illness. Abbreviated IVIG or IGG (for intravenous gamma globulin...
  11. Intravenous pyelogram Intravenous pyelogram
    Intravenous pyelogram: An x-ray of the kidneys and urinary tract. Structures are made visible by the injection of a substance that blocks x-rays. Also called IVP. ...
  12. Intravenous tension Intravenous tension
    Intravenous tension: The pressure of the blood within a vein, the venous pressure....
  13. Intraventricular Intraventricular
    Intraventricular: In the ventricle of the heart or brain. ...
  14. Intravitreous Intravitreous
    Intravitreous: In the vitreous, the fluid behind the lens in the eye. As in an intravitreous injection. ...
  15. Intrinsic Intrinsic
    Intrinsic: 1. An essential or inherent part of a something such as a structure. 2. Coming from within, from the inside. Proteins have intrinsic signals that govern their transport and localization in the cell. From the Latin intrinsecus meaning situated on the inside. The opposite of intrinsic ...