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  • i   noun the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet;  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)
  • iamat.
  • iamat international association for medical assistance to.
  • iatrogenic   adj. induced by a physician's words or therapy (used especially of a complication resulting from treatment)
  • iatrotrophic.
  • iayt.
  • ib.
  • ibandronate.
  • ibc.
  • ibd.
  • ibd inflammatory bowel disease.
  • ibs.
  • ibs irritable bowel syndrome.
  • ibutilide.
  • icd.
  • icds.
  • iceland   noun a volcanic island in the North Atlantic near the Arctic Circle;  an island republic on the island of Iceland; became independent of Denmark in 1944
  • icpc.
  • ict.
  • icterus   noun type genus of the Icteridae;  yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia
  • icting.
  • ida   noun an agency of the United Nations affiliated with the World Bank
  • idc.
  • idea   noun the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about;  a personal view;  an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth;  your intention; what you intend to do;  (music) melodic subject of a musical composition
  • idea individuals with disabilities education act.
  • ideal   adj. constituting or existing only in the form of an idea or mental image or conception;  conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal;  of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of the reality of ideas;  noun the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain;  model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
  • ideation   noun the process of forming and relating ideas
  • identifi.
  • identifi cation.
  • identification   noun the attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons);  evidence of identity; something that identifies a person or thing;  the condition of having your identity established;  the act of designating or identifying something;  the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
  • identifying   adj. serving to distinguish or identify a species or group
  • identity   noun the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity;  exact sameness;  the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known;  an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates
  • idiopathic   adj. (of diseases) arising from an unknown cause
  • idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.
  • idiopathic disorders.
  • idiopathic thrombocytopenic.
  • idioventricular.
  • iep.
  • iep individualized education plan.
  • ies.
  • ifg.
  • iga   noun one of the most common of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the chief antibody in the membranes of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts
  • igg   noun one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; the main antibody defense against bacteria
  • igm   noun one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; involved in fighting blood infections and in triggering production of immunoglobulin G
  • ignoring.
  • igras.
  • igt.
  • ii.
  • iia.
  • iib.
  • iidm.
  • iii.
  • iii of ncep on dyslipidemias.
  • iiia.
  • iiia receptor inhibitors platelet glycoprotein iib.
  • iivs.
  • ik.
  • ileitis   noun inflammation of the ileum
  • ileum   noun the part of the small intestine between the jejunum and the cecum
  • ileus   noun blockage of the intestine (especially the ileum) that prevents the contents of the intestine from passing to the lower bowel
  • iliac   adj. of or relating to the ilium
  • iliotibial.
  • ill   adj. presaging ill fortune;  distressing;  resulting in suffering or adversity;  indicating hostility or enmity;  affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function;  adv. (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well;  with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly;  unfavorably or with disapproval;  noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
  • illegal   adj. prohibited by law or by official or accepted rules
  • illicit   adj. contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention;  contrary to or forbidden by law
  • illness   noun impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
  • illness disease.
  • illnesses.
  • illogical   adj. lacking in correct logical relation;  lacking orderly continuity
  • illogical of patients with personality disorders.
  • iloprost.
  • im.
  • image   noun the general impression that something (a person or organization or product) presents to the public;  an iconic mental representation;  a representation of a person (especially in the form of sculpture);  a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface;  (Jungian psychology) a personal facade that one presents to the world;  a standard or typical example;  language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense; someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor);  verb imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind
  • imagery   noun the ability to form mental images of things or events
  • imaging   noun (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body;  the ability to form mental images of things or events
  • imaging studies.
  • imatinib.
  • imbalances.
  • iminodiacetic.
  • iminodiacetic acid scan.
  • imipenem.
  • immediate   adj. having no intervening medium;  performed with little or no delay;  immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect;  of the present time and place;  very close or connected in space or time
  • immigrant   noun a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there
  • immigrants.
  • immitis.
  • immune   adj. (usually followed by `to') not affected by a given influence;  relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection); secure against;  relating to the condition of immunity;  noun a person who is immune to a particular infection
  • immune mediated.
  • immune mediated platelet destruction.
  • immune reconstitution.
  • immune reconstitution inflammatory.
  • immune related.
  • immune thrombocytopenic.
  • immune thrombocytopenic purpura.
  • immunization   noun the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)
  • immunization practices.
  • immunizations.
  • immunizations for.
  • immunoadsorption.
  • immunochemical   adj. of or relating to immunochemistry
  • immunodeficiency   noun immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced
  • immunofixation.
  • immunoglobulin   noun a class of proteins produced in lymph tissue in vertebrates and that function as antibodies in the immune response
  • immunoglobulin a antiendomysial antibodies.
  • immunology   noun the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system
  • immunosorbent.
  • immunosorbent assay.
  • immunosuppressed   adj. of persons whose immune response is inadequate
  • immunosuppression   noun lowering the body's normal immune response to invasion by foreign substances; can be deliberate (as in lowering the immune response to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ) or incidental (as a side effect of radiotherapy or chemotherapy for cancer)
  • immunotherapy   noun therapy designed to produce immunity to a disease or to enhance resistance by the immune system
  • impact   noun the striking of one body against another;  a forceful consequence; a strong effect;  influencing strongly;  the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat;  verb press or wedge together; pack together;  have an effect upon
  • impact in practice management.
  • impact on individual and family.
  • impacted   adj. wedged or packed in together
  • impaction   noun a disorder in which a tooth is so crowded in its socket that it cannot erupt normally;  a disorder in which feces are impacted in the lower colon;  the condition of being pressed closely together and firmly fixed;  a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something
  • impaired   adj. diminished in strength, quality, or utility;  mentally or physically unfit
  • impaired fasting glucose.
  • impaired glucose tolerance.
  • impairments.
  • impedance   noun a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
  • impedance audiometry tympanometry.
  • impending   adj. close in time; about to occur
  • impetiginized.
  • impetigo   noun a very contagious infection of the skin; common in children; localized redness develops into small blisters that gradually crust and erode
  • impingement   noun a sharp collision produced by striking or dashing against something;  influencing strongly
  • impingement and rotator cuff disease.
  • implanon.
  • implant   noun a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue;  verbbecome attached to and embedded in the uterus;  fix or set securely or deeply;  put firmly in the mind
  • implantable.
  • implantable cardiac.
  • implantable cardiac defibrillator.
  • implantable cardioverter defibrillators.
  • implantable devices.
  • implantation   noun 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
  • implants.
  • implications.
  • implications and long term outcomes of.
  • importance   noun the quality of being important and worthy of note;  a prominent status
  • important   adj. of great significance or value;  having or suggesting a consciousness of high position;  of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis;  having authority or ascendancy or influence; important in effect or meaning
  • important u.
  • impotence   noun an inability (usually of the male animal) to copulate;  the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble
  • improper   adj. not suitable or right or appropriate;  not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention;  not appropriate for a purpose or occasion
  • improvement   noun the act of improving something;  a change for the better; progress in development;  a condition superior to an earlier condition
  • improving   adj. getting higher or more vigorous
  • impulse   noun the act of applying force suddenly;  an impelling force or strength;  the electrical discharge that travels along a nerve fiber;  (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients);  a sudden desire;  an instinctive motive
  • in   adj. currently fashionable;  directed or bound inward;  holding office;  adv. to or toward the inside of;  noun a state in midwestern United States;  a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot;  a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
  • in acs.
  • in adhd.
  • in anemia.
  • in anxiety.
  • in asymptomatic persons with cardiac structural abnormalities.
  • in body.
  • in bright futures.
  • in children.
  • in developmental.
  • in developmental screening.
  • in diabetes.
  • in disorders of sexual desire contraindications and risks of.
  • in doctor.
  • in dyslipidemia.
  • in evaluation.
  • in evaluation of congestive heart failure.
  • in healer.
  • in heart failure.
  • in infants and children.
  • in low back.
  • in nephrotic syndrome management.
  • in non q wave coronary events.
  • in older adults.
  • in osteoporosis.
  • in overweight.
  • in parkinson.
  • in physical abuse.
  • in post stemi patient management.
  • in postmenopausal women.
  • in preschoolers.
  • in rheumatoid.
  • in rheumatoid arthritis.
  • in the elderly.
  • in travelers.
  • in urinary incontinence evaluation.
  • in us.
  • in vaginal bleeding.
  • inactivated.
  • inactivated influenza vaccines.
  • inactivated poliovirus vaccine.
  • inadequate parenting effects of.
  • inadequate parenting problems of.
  • inappropriate   adj. not suitable for a particular occasion etc;  not in keeping with what is correct or proper
  • inborn   adj. normally existing at birth;  present at birth but not necessarily hereditary; acquired during fetal development
  • incidence   noun the striking of a light beam on a surface;  the relative frequency of occurrence of something
  • incident   adj. falling or striking of light rays on something; (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence;  noun a single distinct event;  a public disturbance
  • incision   noun the cutting of or into body tissues or organs (especially by a surgeon as part of an operation);  a depression scratched or carved into a surface
  • incision and drainage of cutaneous abscesses.
  • include   verb add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category;  consider as part of something;  have as a part, be made up out of;  allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
  • including.
  • inclusion   noun the act of including;  the relation of comprising something;  the state of being included;  any small intracellular body found within another (characteristic of certain diseases)
  • incomplete   adj. not complete or total; not completed;  not yet finished
  • incongruous   adj. lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
  • incontinence   noun involuntary urination or defecation;  indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures
  • increase   noun the act of increasing something;  the amount by which something increases;  a change resulting in an increase;  a process of becoming larger or longer or more numerous or more important;  a quantity that is added;  verb make bigger or more; become bigger or greater in amount
  • increased   adj. made greater in size or amount or degree
  • increased ph.
  • increasing   adj. becoming greater or larger;  music
  • increta.
  • incretin.
  • incretin agents based on renal status dosing.
  • inctions.
  • inctions and.
  • indapamide   noun diuretic (trade name Lozal) used in the treatment of hypertension
  • indd.
  • indels.
  • independent   adj. not dependent on or conditioned by or relative to anything else;  not contingent;  free from external control and constraint;  (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence;  not controlled by a party or interest group;  (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces;  noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long term contract with any of them;  a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics)
  • independent practice associations.
  • index   noun the finger next to the thumb;  an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time;  a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number;  a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself;  verb adjust through indexation;  provide with an index;  list in an index
  • indicate   verb indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively;  to state or express briefly;  suggest the necessity of an intervention; in medicine;  give evidence of;  be a signal for or a symptom of
  • indicate boxes.
  • indicate figures.
  • indicate tables and.
  • indication   noun something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary;  something that serves to indicate or suggest;  (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure;  the act of indicating or pointing out by name;  a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument
  • indications.
  • indicator   noun a device for showing the operating condition of some system;  a signal for attracting attention;  (chemistry) a substance that changes color to indicate the presence of some ion or substance; can be used to indicate the completion of a chemical reaction or (in medicine) to test for a particular reaction;  a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts; can reveal relative changes as a function of time
  • indicators.
  • indicators of abuse.
  • indigestion   noun a disorder of digestive function characterized by discomfort or heartburn or nausea
  • indirect   adj. not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination;  extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action;  having intervening factors or persons or influences;  not as a direct effect or consequence;  descended from a common ancestor but through different lines
  • individual   adj. being or characteristic of a single thing or person; separate and distinct from others of the same kind;  concerning one person exclusively;  characteristic of or meant for a single person or thing;  noun a single organism;  a human being
  • individualized   adj. made for or directed or adjusted to a particular individual
  • individualized education plan.
  • individuals.
  • individuals with disabilities education act.
  • indomethacin   noun a nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drug (trade name Indocin)
  • induction   noun the act of bringing about something (especially at an early time);  an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current;  an act that sets in motion some course of events; reasoning from detailed facts to general principles;  stimulation that calls up (draws forth) a particular class of behaviors;  a formal entry into an organization or position or office
  • industrial   adj. suitable to stand up to hard wear;  having highly developed industries;  employed in industry;  of or relating to or resulting from industry;  employed in industry
  • ineffective   adj. lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate;  not producing an intended effect;  lacking in power or forcefulness
  • inequality   noun lack of equality
  • inevitable   adj. incapable of being avoided or prevented;  invariably occurring or appearing;  noun an unavoidable event
  • infancy   noun the earliest state of immaturity;  the early stage of growth or development
  • infant   noun a very young child (birth to 1 year) who has not yet begun to walk or talk
  • infantile   adj. being or befitting or characteristic of an infant;  of or relating to infants or infancy;  indicating a lack of maturity
  • infants.
  • infants neonates.
  • infantum.
  • infarction   noun localized necrosis resulting from obstruction of the blood supply
  • infarction trials.
  • infection   noun (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure;  moral corruption or contamination;  an incident in which an infectious disease is transmitted;  (medicine) the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms and their multiplication which can lead to tissue damage and disease;  (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound;  the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms;  the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
  • infections.
  • infections in.
  • infectiosum.
  • infectious   adj. easily spread;  caused by infection or capable of causing infection;  of or relating to infection
  • infectious disease spreading prevention of.
  • infectious diseases with skin manifestations in infants and.
  • infectious mononucleosis   noun an acute disease characterized by fever and swollen lymph nodes and an abnormal increase of mononuclear leucocytes or monocytes in the bloodstream; not highly contagious; some believe it can be transmitted by kissing
  • infectious mononucleosis in children.
  • infectious skin diseases.
  • inference   noun the reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
  • inferior   adj. of or characteristic of low rank or importance;  of low or inferior quality;  having an orbit between the sun and the Earth's orbit;  lower than a given reference point;  inferior in rank or status; falling short of some prescribed norm;  written or printed below and to one side of another character;  noun one of lesser rank or station or quality;  a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
  • infertility   noun the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate
  • infestation   noun a swarm of insects that attack plants;  the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
  • infestations.
  • infiltration   noun a process in which individuals (or small groups) penetrate an area (especially the military penetration of enemy positions without detection);  the slow passage of a liquid through a filtering medium
  • infl.
  • infl uence on health and disease.
  • inflammation   noun arousal to violent emotion;  a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat;  the act of setting something on fire;  the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
  • inflammations.
  • inflammatory   adj. characterized or caused by inflammation; arousing to action or rebellion
  • inflammatory bowel disease   noun inflammation of the colon
  • inflammatory dermatologic diseases.
  • inflammatory disorders.
  • inflammatory syndrome.
  • inflicted.
  • infliximab   noun 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
  • influence   noun causing something without any direct or apparent effort;  a power to affect persons or events especially power based on prestige etc;  a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do;  one having power to influence another;  the effect of one thing (or person) on another;  verb have and exert influence or effect;  shape or influence; give direction to;  induce into action by using one's charm
  • influenced.
  • influences.
  • influencing.
  • influenza   noun an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
  • influenzae.
  • information   noun (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome;  knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction;  a message received and understood; formal accusation of a crime;  a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn
  • informational   adj. relating to or having the nature of information
  • informed   adj. having much knowledge or education
  • infusion   noun 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)
  • ingrown   adj. growing abnormally into the flesh
  • inguinal   adj. of or relating to or near the groin
  • inguinale.
  • inhalant   adj. inhaling or serving for inhalation;  noun a medication to be taken by inhaling it;  something that is inhaled
  • inhaled.
  • inhaler   noun a dispenser that produces a chemical vapor to be inhaled in order to relieve nasal congestion
  • inheritance   noun hereditary succession to a title or an office or property;  any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors;  (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents;  that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
  • inherited   adj. tending to occur among members of a family usually by heredity
  • inhibin.
  • inhibitor   noun a substance that retards or stops an activity
  • inhibitor related.
  • inhibitors.
  • inhibitors for.
  • inhibitors in.
  • inhibitors in diabetes.
  • inhibitors in parkinson.
  • inhibitors in rheumatoid arthritis.
  • initial   adj. occurring at the beginning;  noun the first letter of a word (especially a person's name);  verb mark with one's initials
  • initial diagnostic evaluation for adults with.
  • initial evaluation.
  • initial evaluation of sexual problems.
  • initial evaluation of sexual problems and.
  • initiating.
  • initiating and intensifying physiological insulin.
  • initiation   noun the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new;  a formal entry into an organization or position or office;  an act that sets in motion some course of events; wisdom as evidenced by the possession of knowledge
  • initiative   adj. serving to set in motion;  noun the first of a series of actions;  readiness to embark on bold new ventures
  • injectable   adj. (used of drugs) capable of being injected
  • injection   noun 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)
  • injections.
  • injuries.
  • injury   noun an act that injures someone;  an accident that results in physical damage or hurt;  any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.;  a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
  • inner   adj. inside or closer to the inside of the body;  located or occurring within or closer to a center;  located inward;  innermost or essential;  exclusive to a center; especially a center of influence; confined to an exclusive group
  • innervations.
  • innis.
  • inorganic   adj. relating or belonging to the class of compounds not having a carbon basis;  lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms
  • inpatient   noun a patient who is residing in the hospital where he is being treated
  • inquiry   noun a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest;  a search for knowledge;  an instance of questioning
  • inr   noun an agency that is the primary source in the State Department for interpretive analyses of global developments and focal point for policy issues and activities of the Intelligence Community
  • insect   noun small air breathing arthropod;  a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
  • insect bites and stings.
  • insertion   noun the act of putting one thing into another;  a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted
  • inserts.
  • insight   noun grasping the inner nature of things intuitively;  the clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation;  a feeling of understanding;  clear or deep perception of a situation
  • insipidus.
  • insole   noun the inner sole of a shoe or boot where the foot rests
  • insoles.
  • insomnia   noun an inability to sleep; chronic sleeplessness
  • insomnia anxiety disorders in patients with management of.
  • inspection   noun a formal or official examination
  • inspiratory   adj. pertaining to the drawing in phase respiration
  • instability   noun the quality or attribute of being unstable and irresolute;  unreliability attributable to being unstable;  an unstable order;  a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium
  • institute   noun an association organized to promote art or science or education;  verb advance or set forth in court;  set up or lay the groundwork for
  • institute of medicine.
  • institutes.
  • institutions.
  • instructions   noun a manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it
  • instrument   noun the means whereby some act is accomplished;  a device that requires skill for proper use;  a person used by another to gain an end;  any of various devices or contrivances that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds;  the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process;  (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right;  verb address a legal document to; write an instrumental score for;  equip with instruments for measuring, recording, or controlling
  • instrumental   adj. relating to or designed for or performed on musical instruments;  serving or acting as a means or aid
  • insuffi.
  • insufficiency   noun lack of an adequate quantity or number; (pathology) inability of a bodily part or organ to function normally;  a lack of competence
  • insufficient   adj. of a quantity not able to fulfill a need or requirement
  • insulin   noun hormone secreted by the isles of Langerhans in the pancreas; regulates storage of glycogen in the liver and accelerates oxidation of sugar in cells
  • insulin dependent.
  • insulin glucose.
  • insulin infusion therapy continuous.
  • insulin initiation and intensification for.
  • insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose.
  • insulin replacement therapy physiological.
  • insulin resistance.
  • insulin resistant.
  • insulinomas.
  • insulins.
  • insurance   noun promise of reimbursement in the case of loss; paid to people or companies so concerned about hazards that they have made prepayments to an insurance company;  written contract or certificate of insurance;  protection against future loss
  • insurance and employment discrimination in genetic disorders.
  • insuring.
  • insuring america.
  • intake   noun an opening through which fluid is admitted to a tube or container;  the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
  • integral   adj. constituting the undiminished entirety; lacking nothing essential especially not damaged;  existing as an essential constituent or characteristic;  noun the result of a mathematical integration; F(x) is the integral of f(x) if dF/dx = f(x)
  • integrated   adj. not segregated; designated as available to all races or groups;  formed into a whole or introduced into another entity; resembling a living organism in organization or development; caused to combine or unite;  formed or united into a whole
  • integrating   noun the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community
  • integrating physician services in.
  • integration   noun an operation used in the calculus whereby the integral of a function is determined;  the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community;  the act of combining into an integral whole
  • integrative   adj. combining and coordinating diverse elements into a whole;  tending to consolidate
  • integrative medicine.
  • intelligence   noun the operation of gathering information about an enemy;  the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience;  secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy); a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy;  new information about specific and timely events
  • intense   adj. (of color) having the highest saturation;  in an extreme degree;  extremely sharp or intense
  • intensification   noun action that makes something stronger or more extreme;  the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)
  • intensifying   adj. increasing in strength or intensity
  • intensive   adj. characterized by a high degree or intensity; often used as a combining form;  of agriculture; intended to increase productivity of a fixed area by expending more capital and labor; tending to give force or emphasis;  noun a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies
  • intention   noun an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out;  (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal;  an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
  • intention tremors task specific differential diagnosis.
  • interaction   noun a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting; (physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields; mediated by gauge bosons
  • interactions.
  • interagency.
  • interagency registry for mechanically assisted.
  • intercourse   noun communication between individuals;  the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
  • interdigital.
  • interdisciplinary   adj. drawing from or characterized by participation of two or more fields of study
  • interest   noun the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.);  a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something;  (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims;  (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something;  a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed;  a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly);  a reason for wanting something done;  verb excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of;  be on the mind of;  be of importance or consequence
  • interferon gamma.
  • interferon gamma release.
  • interferon gamma release assays.
  • intergenerational.
  • interheart.
  • intermacs.
  • intermediate   adj. lying between two extremes in time or space or degree;  around the middle of a scale of evaluation of physical measures;  noun a substance formed during a chemical process before the desired product is obtained;  verb act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
  • intermittent   adj. stopping and starting at irregular intervals; stopping and starting at regular intervals
  • internal   adj. happening or arising or located within some limits or especially surface;  occurring within an institution or community; located inward;  inside the country;  innermost or essential
  • international   adj. concerning or belonging to all or at least two or more nations;  from or between other countries;  noun any of several international socialist organizations
  • international agency for research on cancer on smoking.
  • international association for medical assistance to travelers.
  • international association of yoga therapists.
  • international classifi cation of disease.
  • international classifi cation of primary.
  • international consensus conference on physical activity.
  • international diabetes federation.
  • international normalized ratio.
  • international physical activity questionnaire.
  • international statistical classification of diseases.
  • internet   noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
  • interoceptive   adj. of or relating to interoception
  • interosseous.
  • interpersonal   adj. occurring among or involving several people
  • interpersonal autonomy characteristic of.
  • interpretation   noun an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious;  a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something;  an explanation that results from interpreting something;  the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance
  • interpretation problems and application.
  • interpretation problems in.
  • interpretations.
  • interpretations of fhr recordings in.
  • interpreters.
  • interrupted   adj. discontinued temporarily;  intermittently stopping and starting
  • interruption   noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity;  an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity;  a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something
  • interruptions.
  • intersex   noun one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made
  • interstitial   adj. of or relating to interstices
  • interval   noun the distance between things;  a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints;  the difference in pitch between two notes;  a definite length of time marked off by two instants
  • intervals.
  • intervention   noun (law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that person can protect some right or interest that is allegedly affected by the proceedings;  the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute);  a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
  • interventional.
  • interventions.
  • interventions to reduce risk of adverse drug.
  • interview   noun the questioning of a person (or a conversation in which information is elicited); often conducted by journalists;  a conference (usually with someone important);  verb conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting;  discuss formally with (somebody) for the purpose of an evaluation;  go for an interview in the hope of being hired
  • interviewing.
  • intestinal   adj. of or relating to or inside the intestines
  • intestine   noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
  • intimate   adj. marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity;  thoroughly acquainted through study or experience; involved in a sexual relationship;  having mutual interests or affections; of established friendship;  having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere;  innermost or essential;  nounsomeone to whom private matters are confided;  verb give to understand;  imply as a possibility
  • intimate partner intimate partner violence.
  • into.
  • intolerance   noun impatience with annoyances;  unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
  • intoxication   noun excitement and elation beyond the bounds of sobriety;  a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol;  the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
  • intoxications.
  • intra articular.
  • intraabdominal.
  • intraabdominal and gastrointestinal infections.
  • intraarticular.
  • intracavernosal.
  • intracellulare.
  • intracellulare complex.
  • intracranial   adj. within the skull
  • intracranial tumor.
  • intradermal   adj. relating to areas between the layers of the skin
  • intraductal.
  • intraepithelial.
  • intrahepatic.
  • intramuscular   adj. within a muscle
  • intraocular.
  • intraocular pressure   noun pressure inside the eyeball; regulated by resistance to the outward flow of aqueous humor
  • intrapartum.
  • intrapartum procedures.
  • intrapartum procedures for.
  • intrasellar.
  • intratemporal.
  • intratemporal complications of otitis media.
  • intrathecal.
  • intrathoracic.
  • intrauterine   adj. within the womb
  • intrauterine device   noun contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
  • intrauterine devices.
  • intravaginal.
  • intravascular.
  • intravenous   adj. within or by means of a vein
  • intravenous immunoglobulin.
  • intrinsic risk factors for pressure ulcers in elderly.
  • intubation   noun the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
  • intubation indication for in acute respiratory.
  • intussusception   noun (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall;  the folding in of an outer layer so as to form a pocket in the surface
  • invasive   adj. marked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue;  relating to a technique in which the body is entered by puncture or incision;  gradually intrusive without right or permission;  involving invasion or aggressive attack
  • inventory   noun making an itemized list of merchandise or supplies on hand;  a detailed list of all the items in stock;  (accounting) the value of a firm's current assets including raw materials and work in progress and finished goods;  the merchandise that a shop has on hand;  a collection of resources;  verb make or include in an itemized record or report
  • inventory ii.
  • inverse   adj. reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect;  opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity; noun something inverted in sequence or character or effect
  • inversion   noun the act of turning inside out;  turning upside down; setting on end;  a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex;  (counterpoint) a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa;  (genetics) a kind of mutation in which the order of the genes in a section of a chromosome is reversed;  the layer of air near the earth is cooler than an overlying layer;  a chemical process in which the direction of optical rotation of a substance is reversed from dextrorotatory to levorotary or vice versa;  abnormal condition in which an organ is turned inward or inside out (as when the upper part of the uterus is pulled into the cervical canal after childbirth);  the reversal of the normal order of words
  • inverted   adj. being in such a position that top and bottom are reversed;  (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk
  • investigation   noun the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically;  an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities
  • invokana.
  • involuntary   adj. not subject to the control of the will;  controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control
  • involvement   noun a connection of inclusion or containment;  the act of sharing in the activities of a group;  a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something;  the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.);  a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
  • ioa.
  • ioa screen indicators of abuse.
  • iodine   noun 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
  • iom.
  • iom reports institute of medicine.
  • iop.
  • ipa.
  • ipaq.
  • ipaq international physical activity questionnaire.
  • ipratropium.
  • ipratropium bromide and albuterol nebulizer.
  • ips.
  • ipsith.
  • ipv   noun a poliovirus vaccine consisting of inactivated polio virus that is injected subcutaneously to provide immunity to poliomyelitis
  • ir   noun a board of the British government that administers and collects major direct taxes;  a heavy brittle metallic element of the platinum group; used in alloys; occurs in natural alloys with platinum or osmium
  • irbesartan.
  • iridocyclitis   noun inflammation of the iris and ciliary body of the eye
  • irinotecan.
  • iris   noun diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening;  muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil; it forms the colored portion of the eye;  plants with sword shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals
  • iritis   noun inflammation of the iris
  • iron   adj. extremely robust;  noun home appliance consisting of a flat metal base that is heated and used to smooth cloth;  a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head;  implement used to brand live stock;  a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood;  verbpress and smooth with a heated iron
  • iron binding.
  • iron deficiency.
  • irrational   adj. not consistent with or using reason;  real but not expressible as the quotient of two integers;  noun a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number
  • irregularities.
  • irrigation   noun (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
  • irritable   adj. abnormally sensitive to a stimulus;  easily irritated or annoyed;  capable of responding to stimuli
  • irritable bowel syndrome   noun recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea (often alternating with periods of constipation); often associated with emotional stress
  • irritant   noun something that causes irritation and annoyance
  • irritation   noun the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed;  (pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation;  the act of troubling or annoying someone;  unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment;  an uncomfortable feeling of mental painfulness or distress;  a sudden outburst of anger;  the neural or electrical arousal of an organ or muscle or gland
  • irritative   adj. (used of physical stimuli) serving to stimulate or excite
  • is.
  • ischaemic   adj. relating to or affected by ischemia
  • ischaemic events.
  • ischemia   noun local anemia in a given body part sometimes resulting from vasoconstriction or thrombosis or embolism
  • ischemic   adj. relating to or affected by ischemia
  • ischemic attack.
  • ischemic heart disease prevention and.
  • ischemic heart disease secondary.
  • ischemic stroke   noun the most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel)
  • islet   noun a small island
  • islet cell tumor.
  • isolated   adj. not close together in time;  under forced isolation especially for health reasons;  cut off or left behind;  remote and separate physically or socially;  being or feeling set or kept apart from others;  marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements
  • isolated systolic hypertension.
  • isosexual.
  • isotretinoin.
  • isradipine.
  • issues.
  • it   noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
  • it p.
  • itp.
  • iud   noun contraceptive device consisting of a piece of bent plastic or metal that is inserted through the vagina into the uterus
  • iuds.
  • iuds intrauterine devices.
  • iv   noun administration of nutrients through a vein
  • ivig.

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