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  • Ibuprofen    a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medicine (trade names Advil and Motrin and Nuprin) used to relieve the pain of arthritis and as an analgesic and antipyretic
  • Ilosone    an antibiotic (trade name Erythrocin or E Mycin or Ethril or Ilosone or Pediamycin) obtained from the actinomycete Streptomyces erythreus; effective against many Gram positive bacteria and some Gram negative
  • Implant    a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue; verb become attached to and embedded in the uterus; fix or set securely or deeply; put firmly in the mind
  • Implantation    a surgical procedure that places something in the human body; the act of planting or setting in the ground; (embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals
  • Imuran    an immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ
  • Indapamide    diuretic (trade name Lozal) used in the treatment of hypertension
  • Inderal    the first beta blocker (trade name Inderal) used in treating hypertension and angina pectoris and essential tremor
  • Indocin    a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Indocin)
  • Indomethacin    a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Indocin)
  • Infliximab    an anti TNF compound (trade name Remicade) consisting of an antibody directed against TNF; it is given intravenously at one month to three month intervals; used in treatment of regional enteritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Infusion    the act of infusing or introducing a certain modifying element or quality; (medicine) the passive introduction of a substance (a fluid or drug or electrolyte) into a vein or between tissues (as by gravitational force); the process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water); a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
  • Inh    antibacterial drug (trade name Nydrazid) used to treat tuberculosis
  • Inhalant    inhaling or serving for inhalation;  a medication to be taken by inhaling it; something that is inhaled
  • Inhalation    the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing; a medication to be taken by inhaling it
  • Injectable    (used of drugs) capable of being injected
  • Injection    the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure; the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe; any solution that is injected (as into the skin)
  • Inocor    a drug (trade name Inocor) used intravenously in heart failure; increases strength of contraction of myocardium
  • Insert    an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted; a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication; (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film; (broadcasting) a local ancement inserted into a network program; verb introduce; put or introduce into something; insert casually; fit snugly into
  • Intermezzo    a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama or opera; a short movement coming between the major sections of a symphony; a brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
  • Intradermal    relating to areas between the layers of the skin
  • Intrauterine device    contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
  • Intropin    a monoamine neurotransmitter found in the brain and essential for the normal functioning of the central nervous system; as a drug (trade names Dopastat and Intropin) it is used to treat shock and hypotension
  • Inulin    used to manufacture fructose and in assessing kidney function
  • Invert sugar    a mixture of equal parts of glucose and fructose resulting from the hydrolysis of sucrose; found naturally in fruits; sweeter than glucose
  • Invirase    a weak protease inhibitor (trade name Invirase) used in treating HIV
  • Iodine    a nonmetallic element belonging to the halogens; used especially in medicine and photography and in dyes; occurs naturally only in combination in small quantities (as in sea water or rocks); a tincture consisting of a solution of iodine in ethyl alcohol; applied topically to wounds as an antiseptic
  • Iontophoresis    therapy that uses a local electric current to introduce the ions of a medicine into the tissues
  • Irrigation    (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution; supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
  • Isocarboxazid    a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (trade name Marplan) that is used to treat clinical depression
  • Isoflurane    a widely used inhalation anesthetic
  • Isoniazid    antibacterial drug (trade name Nydrazid) used to treat tuberculosis
  • Isoproterenol    drug (trade name Isuprel) used to treat bronchial asthma and to stimulate the heart
  • Isoptin    a drug (trade names Calan and Isoptin) used as an oral or parenteral calcium blocker in cases of hypertension or congestive heart failure or angina or migraine
  • Isordil    drug (trade name Isordil) used to treat angina pectoris and congestive heart failure
  • Isosorbide    drug (trade name Isordil) used to treat angina pectoris and congestive heart failure
  • Isuprel    drug (trade name Isuprel) used to treat bronchial asthma and to stimulate the heart
  • Itraconazole    an oral antifungal drug (trade name Sporanox) taken for cases of fungal nail disease

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