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  1. Ipecac Ipecac
    Ipecac: A naturally occurring substance with multiple properties including the ability to cause vomiting (emesis). Ipecac is derived from dried roots of a bush called Uragoga ipecacuanha that is native to Brazil. In the past, a sizable proportion of poison exposures in the U.S. were treated w...
  2. Ipsilateral Ipsilateral
    Ipsilateral: On the same side. A study of "ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence following lumpectomy and radiation therapy" pertains to cancer returning in the same breast as has been treated. A lesion in the right side of the brain may affect vision ipsilaterally, in the right eye. The opposite of ...
  3. IPT IPT
    IPT: Interpersonal therapy....
  4. IPV IPV
    IPV: Inactivated polio vaccine. The polio virus in IPV has been inactivated (killed). The inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) is also called the Salk vaccine after the late American physician-virologist Jonas Salk. The vaccines available for vaccination against polio are the IPV (inactivated polio va...
  5. IQ IQ
    IQ: Abbreviation for intelligence quotient, an attempt to measure the intelligence of someone. The IQ score is usually based upon the results of a written test. To calculate the IQ, the person's mental age (as determined by a test) is divided by their chronologic age and the result is multiplied by...
  6. IRB IRB
    IRB: Institutional Review Board....
  7. Iressa Iressa
    Iressa: Brand name for gefitinib, a drug that attaches to the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) on the surfaces of cells . People with non-small-cell lung cancer who have a mutation in the gene for EGFR enjoy a rapid and often dramatic response to the drug. For more information, see: gefitini...
  8. Iridectomy Iridectomy
    Iridectomy: The process of making a hole in the iris by surgically removing a full-thickness piece from the iris....
  9. Iridectomy, peripheral Iridectomy, peripheral
    Iridectomy, peripheral: See Peripheral iridectomy....
  10. Iridology Iridology
    Iridology: The practice of diagnosing disease by examining the iris of the eye. Although some diseases do affect the eye, iridology is not considered scientific medicine....
  11. Iris Iris
    Iris: The iris is the circular, colored curtain of the eye. Its opening forms the pupil. The iris helps regulate the amount of light that enters the eye. The eye has a number of other key components. These include the cornea, pupil, lens, retina, macula, optic nerve and vitreous. The cornea is ...
  12. Iris melanoma Iris melanoma
    Iris melanoma: See: Intraocular melanoma....
  13. Iris, speckled Iris, speckled
    Iris, speckled: Due to little white (or lightly colored) spots that are slightly elevated on the surface of the iris. These spots, arranged in a ring concentric with the pupil, occur in normal children but are far more frequent in Down's syndrome (trisomy 21). They were described in 1924 by T...
  14. Iritis Iritis
    Iritis: Inflammation of the iris. The iris is the circular, colored curtain in the front of the visible of the eye. (The opening of the iris forms the pupil.)...
  15. Iron Iron
    Iron: An essential mineral. Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen (via hemoglobin in red blood cells) and for oxidation by cells (via cytochrome). Deficiency of iron is a common cause of anemia. Food sources of iron include meat, poultry, eggs, vegetables and cereals (especially those fortif...