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  1. In vivo In vivo
    In vivo: In the living organism, as opposed to in vitro (in the laboratory). ...
  2. In-law In-law
    In-law: A relative by marriage. An in-law is not a biologic relative. This distinction is of importance in a medical family history....
  3. In-the-canal hearing aid In-the-canal hearing aid
    In-the-canal hearing aid: A hearing instrument custom designed to fit in the ear canal. It protrudes slightly into the outer ear and so is visible. In-the-canal (ITC) instruments are appropriate for mild to moderate hearing losses but not for infants or young children. See also: Hearing aid....
  4. In-the-ear hearing aid In-the-ear hearing aid
    In-the-ear hearing aid: A hearing instrument in a custom-made shell designed to fit in the outer ear and ear canal. An in-the-ear (ITE) aid may be suitable for mild to moderately severe hearing loss but not for infants or young children. See also: Hearing aid....
  5. Inactivation, X chromosome Inactivation, X chromosome
    Inactivation, X chromosome: See: X inactivation....
  6. Inappropriate ADH secretion Inappropriate ADH secretion
    Inappropriate ADH secretion: A syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) which results in the inability to put out dilute urine, perturbs fluid (and electrolyte) balance, and causes nausea, vomiting, muscle cramps, confusion and convulsions. It may occur, for example, w...
  7. Inborn error of metabolism Inborn error of metabolism
    Inborn error of metabolism: A heritable disorder of biochemistry. Examples of inborn errors of metabolism include albinism, cystinuria (a cause of kidney stones), phenylketonuria (PKU), and some forms of gout, sun sensitivity, and thyroid disease. These are only a very few of the hundreds of kno...
  8. Inbreeding Inbreeding
    Inbreeding: The mating of two closely related persons. Also called consanguinity. ...
  9. Inbreeding, coefficient of Inbreeding, coefficient of
    Inbreeding, coefficient of: A measure of how close two people are genetically to each another. The coefficient of inbreeding, symbolized by the letter F, is the probability that a person with two identical genes received both genes from one ancestor. Take a first-cousin mating. First cousins sh...
  10. Incase Incase
    Incase: A term once used to refer to the medical case of an inpatient....
  11. Incest Incest
    Incest: Sexual activity between individuals so closely related that marriage is prohibited. Incest involving a child is a form of child abuse. ...
  12. Inch Inch
    Inch: In length, 1/12th of foot or 1/36 of a yard or, metrically, 2.54 centimeters. The inch, along with the foot and yard, are Old World creations to which the USA has stubbornly clung. The inch was originally about the length of the last bone (distal phalanx) in a man's thumb and served as a m...
  13. Incidence Incidence
    Incidence: The frequency with which something, such as a disease, appears in a particular population or area. In disease epidemiology, the incidence is the number of newly diagnosed cases during a specific time period. The incidence is distinct from the prevalence which refers to the number of cas...
  14. Incision Incision
    Incision: A cut. When making an incision, a surgeon is making a cut. ...
  15. Incisional biopsy Incisional biopsy
    Incisional biopsy: A biopsy in which only a sample of the suspicious tissue is cut into (incised) and removed for purposes of diagnosis. A incisional biopsy is in contrast to an excisional biopsy in which an entire lesion, usually a tumor, is removed....