Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
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Intrathecal chemotherapy: Treatment with drugs that are injected
into the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord (cerebrospinal fluid)....
Intrauterine: In the uterus (the womb). As opposed
to extrauterine: outside the uterus.
For example, normal pregnancies are intrauterine; extrauterine
pregnancies are distinctly abnormal....
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
An IUD is inserted into the uterus by a health-care professional.
Of two types of IUDs approved in t...
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...
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 ...
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
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...
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...
Intravenous feeding: Feeding through a vein. Also called parenteral alimentation or parenteral nutrition....
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...
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. ...
Intravenous tension: The pressure of the blood within a vein, the
Intraventricular: In the ventricle of the heart
or brain. ...
Intravitreous: In the vitreous, the fluid behind the lens in the eye. As in an intravitreous injection. ...
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 ...