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-[IATROGENIC]-

Induced inadvertently be medical treatment or procedures, or activity of attending physician.


-[IDIOPATHIC]-

Of unknow cause.


-[IDIOSYNCRATIC]-

Relates to idiosyncrasy-an abnormal susceptibility to a drug or other agent which is peculiar to the individual.


-[INCIDENCE]-

An expression of the rate at which a certain event occurs as the number of new cases of a specific disease occurring during a certain period.


-[INOTROPIC]-

Positively inotropic means increasing the force of cardiac muscle contraction.


-[IN VITRO]-

Outside of the body in an artificial environment such as a test tube.


-[IN VIVO]-

Within the body.

-[INFERTILE]-

Not able to conceive after a year of regular intercourse without contraception.

-[INFALMMATION]-

A basic way in which the body reacts to infection, irritation or other injury, the key feature being redness, warmth, swelling and pain. Inflammation is now recognized as a type of nonspecific immune response.


-[INOTROPIC]-

Affecting the force of muscle contraction. An inotropic heart drug is one that affects the force with which the heart muscle contracts.


-[INR]-

International normalized ratio, a system established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Committee on Thrombosis and Hemostasis for reporting the results of blood coagulation (clotting) tests. All results are standardized using the international sensitivity index for the particular thromboplastin reagent and instrument combination utilized to perform the test.


-[INSOMNIA]-

Difficulty falling asleep; waking up frequently during the night with difficulty returning to sleep; waking up too early in the morning; or unrefreshing sleep.

-[ISCHEMIA]-

Inadequate blood supply (circulation) to a local area due to blockage of the blood vessels to the area.


-[IMMUNE]-

Protected against infection. The Latin immunis means free, exempt.



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