Medical Dictionary Definitions A-Z List
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «I»:
I (drug caution code)
I (drug caution code): Abbreviation on a medication that indicates "interaction" because the medication may interact adversely with another medication you may have taken or take in the future.
While not a part of the historical heritage of ancient prescription abbreviations, drug caution codes provi...
i(17q): Symbol for: Isochromosome 17q....
Iatr-: Prefix relating to a physician or medicine. An iatrogenic illness is one inadvertently caused by a physician. From the Greek word "iatros" meaning physician (healer)....
Iatrapistic: A lack of faith in doctors. Entirely from the Greek:
"iatr-" indicating a relationship to a physician or medicine + "a"
meaning lack + "pisteuo" meaning I trust in....
Iatric: Relating to medicine or a physician. Iatric systems are medical systems.
From the Greek iatrikos (medical), from iatros (physician), from iasthai (to heal)....
iatrics: Suffix meaning healing. From the Greek
"iatros" meaning healer or physician. Pediatrics is the healing of children. Bariatric surgery is designed to heal obesity. Psychiatric care is meant to heal the mind. And
geriatrics is the healing (or at least the treatment) of disorders cha...
Iatrogenic: Due to the action of a physician or a therapy the doctor prescibed. An iatrogenic disease may be inadvertently caused by a physician or surgeon or by a medical or surgical treatment or a diagnostic procedure. Puerperal fever (childbirth fever) was an iatrogenic infection; it was carried...
Iatromelia: Ineffective or negligent medical treatment. From
"iatro-" meaning a relationship to a physician or medicine + the Greek
"meleos" meaning fruitless or vain. ...
Iatromisia: An intense dislike of doctors. From
"iatro-" indicating a relationship to a physician or medicine + the Greek
"miseo" meaning I hate. ...
-iatry: Suffix meaning medical treatment. From the Greek
"iatreia" meaning healing, which came from "iatros" meaning treatment
(or physician). Psychiatry is literally the medical treatment of the psyche....
IAVI: International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. A remarkable example of a global not-for-profit organization working to improve world health. IAVI's mission is to speed the search for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS, focusing on developing countries. Founded in 1996 and operational in over ...
IBD (inflammatory bowel disease)
IBD (inflammatory bowel disease): A group of chronic intestinal diseases characterized by inflammation of the bowel -- the large or small intestine. The most common types of inflammatory bowel disease are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Crohn disease favors the ileum (the lower part of th...
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome): A common gastrointestinal disorder involving an abnormal condition of gut contractions (motility)
abdominal pain, bloating, mucous in stools, and irregular bowel
habits with alternating
diarrhea and constipation, symptoms that tend to be chronic an...
Ibuprofen: A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) commonly used to treat pain, swelling, and fever.
Common brand names for Ibuprofen include Advil, Motrin, and Nuprin....
ICD: Implantable cardiac defibrillator, a device that is put within the body and is designed to recognize certain types of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) and correct them.
Defibrillators continuously monitor the heart rhythm in order to detect overly rapid arrhythmias such as