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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «I»:

  1. IGT IGT
    IGT: Impaired glucose tolerance....
  2. IHS IHS
    IHS The Indian Health Service, a part of the US Public Health Service within the US Department of Health and Human Services, that is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate fo...
  3. IL-1 IL-1
    IL-1: Interleukin-1....
  4. IL-10 IL-10
    IL-10: Interleukin-10....
  5. IL-2 IL-2
    IL-2: Interleukin-2....
  6. IL-4 IL-4
    IL-4: Interleukin-4....
  7. Ile Ile
    Ile: Isoleucine. See also: Amino acid symbols....
  8. Ileal pouch Ileal pouch
    Ileal pouch: A surgically created chamber made up of a portion of the lower part of the ileum, the last (lowest) part of the small intestine. The ileal pouch generally connects to the rectum with the muscles of this area left intact to allow continuation of bowel control. The ileal pouch acts as ...
  9. Ileitis, Crohn Ileitis, Crohn
    Ileitis, Crohn: Inflammation of the ileum (the farthest segment of the small intestine) due to Crohn disease. Crohn disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder, primarily involving the small and large intestine, but which can affect other parts of the digestive system as well. It is named for the...
  10. Ileitis, terminal Ileitis, terminal
    Ileitis, terminal: Crohn's disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestine involving only the end of the small intestine (the terminal ileum). Crohn's disease affects primarily the small and large intestines but which can occur anywhere in the digestive system between the mouth and the a...
  11. Ileocolitis, Crohn Ileocolitis, Crohn
    Ileocolitis, Crohn: Crohn disease involving both the ileum (the furthest part of the small intestine just before the colon) and the large intestine (the colon). Crohn disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder, primarily involving the small and large intestine, but which can affect other parts ...
  12. Ileoscopy Ileoscopy
    Ileoscopy: Use of a flexible instrument (a "scope") to examine the ileum which is the lowest part of the small intestine. Ileoscopy is usually accomplished during colonoscopy, when the instrument tip passes first through the rectum and the lower colon and eventually reaches the area where the ileu...
  13. Ileostomy Ileostomy
    Ileostomy: An opening into the ileum, part of the small intestine, from the outside of the body. An ileostomy provides a new path for waste material to leave the body after part of the intestine has been removed. An opening into the ileum, part of the small intestine, from the outside of the body. A...
  14. Ileum Ileum
    Ileum: The lowest part of the small intestine, located beyond the duodenum and jejunum, just before the large intestine (the colon). Pronounced "il-eum" in the US and "eye-leum" in the UK. The word "ileum" is derived from the Greek "eileos" meaning "twisted." This is apt because, when the small in...
  15. Ileus Ileus
    Ileus: Obstruction of the intestine due to paralysis of the intestinal muscles. The paralysis does not need to be complete to cause ileus, but the intestinal muscles must be so inactive that it prevents the passage of food and leads to a functional blockage of the intestine. Ileus commonly follows ...