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  1. Isoprene Isoprene
    Isoprene: One of the major components that makes up natural rubber and is used to make synthetic rubbers. It is also emitted from plants and trees, has been detected in tobacco smoke and automobile exhaust. Isoprene is a possible carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). The US government in 2000 classifi...
  2. Isotonic exercise Isotonic exercise
    Isotonic, exercise: Exercise when a contracting muscle shortens against a constant load, as when lifting a weight. Isotonic exercise is one method of muscular exercise. In contrast, isometric exercise is when muscular contractions occur without movement of the involved parts of the body. Isotonic ...
  3. Isotonic solution Isotonic solution
    Isotonic solution: A solution that has the same salt concentration as the normal cells of the body and the blood. As opposed to a hypertonic solution or a hypotonic solution. An isotonic beverage may be drunk to replace the fluid and minerals which the body uses during physical activity....
  4. Isotope Isotope
    Isotope: A form of a chemical element with the same atomic number as another element but having a different atomic mass. Isotopes are used in a number of medical tests. ...
  5. Isotopic Isotopic
    Isotopic: Referring to an isotope, a form of a chemical element with the same atomic number as another element but having a different atomic mass. From the Greek "iso-", equal, the same + "topos", place. Isotopes are used in a number of medical tests....
  6. Italian disease Italian disease
    Italian disease: Syphilis. Depending upon someone's thoughts as to where the disease came from, syphilis was also known as the French, Spanish, German and Polish disease....
  7. ITC ITC
    ITC: In-the-canal (that is, the ear canal). See In-the-canal hearing aid....
  8. Itch, jellyfish Itch, jellyfish
    Itch, jellyfish: An intensely itchy rash due to contact with the tiny thimble jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata). These jellyfish are common between March and August in the waters off of Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. There may be no adult jellyfish around as a warning. The j...
  9. Itch, ocean Itch, ocean
    Itch, ocean: An intensely itchy rash due to contact with the tiny thimble jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata). These jellyfish are common between March and August in the waters off of Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. There may be no adult jellyfish around as a warning. The jelly...
  10. Itch, seabather's Itch, seabather's
    Itch, seabather's: An intensely itchy rash due to contact with the tiny thimble jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata). These jellyfish are common between March and August in the waters off of Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. There may be no adult jellyfish around as a warning. The...
  11. Itching Itching
    Itching: An uncomfortable sensation in the skin that feels as if something is crawling on the skin or in the skin, and makes the person want to scratch the affected area. Medically known as pruritus. Something that is itchy is pruritic....
  12. Itching, anal Itching, anal
    Itching, anal: See: Anal itching....
  13. Itchy ear Itchy ear
    Itchy ear: Itching of the ears. Can be the first sign of an ear infection, but if the problem is chronic, it is more likely caused by a chronic dermatitis of the ear canal. Seborrheic dermatitis and eczema can both affect the ear canal. There is really no cure for this problem, but it can be mad...
  14. ITE ITE
    ITE: In-the-ear. See: In-the-ear hearing aid....
  15. itis itis
    -itis: Suffix meaning inflammation. For example, colitis is literally colon inflammation or figuratively inflammation of the colon. The ending -itis is one of the building blocks derived from Greek (in this case) or Latin used to construct medical terms....