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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «I»:

  1. Insecticidal Insecticidal
    Insecticidal: Capable of killing insects or controlling their growth....
  2. Insecticide Insecticide
    Insecticide: A chemical used specifically to kill or control the growth of insects. Certain insecticides have been banned because of their adverse effects on animals or humans. Dursban (chlorpyrifos) is one that has been banned. Dursban causes weakness, vomiting, diarrhea and other ill effects in c...
  3. Insecticide-treated bednet Insecticide-treated bednet
    Insecticide-treated bednet: A bednet that has been treated with insecticide to protect against mosquitos and malaria. "Provision of insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) is universally accepted as an efficacious and essential public health service in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa endemic for malaria...
  4. Insemination Insemination
    Insemination: The deposition of semen in the female reproductive tract. Under normal circumstances, the deposit is made within the vagina or the cervix (the opening to the uterus). By artificial means (such as intrauterine insemination), the deposit can be made directly into the uterus. The word...
  5. Insemination, artificial Insemination, artificial
    Insemination, artificial: A procedure in which a fine catheter (tube) is inserted through the cervix (the natural opening of the uterus) into the uterus (the womb) to deposit a sperm sample directly into the uterus. The purpose of this relatively simple procedure is to achieve fertilization and...
  6. Insemination, heterologous Insemination, heterologous
    Insemination, heterologous: A procedure in which a fine catheter (tube) is inserted through the cervix (the natural opening of the uterus) into the uterus (the womb) to deposit a sperm sample from a donor other than the woman's mate directly into the uterus. The purpose of this procedure is to ...
  7. Insemination, homologous Insemination, homologous
    Insemination, homologous: A procedure in which a fine catheter (tube) is inserted through the cervix (the natural opening of the uterus) into the uterus (the womb) to deposit a sperm sample from the woman's mate directly into the uterus. The purpose of this procedure is to achieve fertilization...
  8. Insemination, intrauterine Insemination, intrauterine
    Insemination, intrauterine: A procedure in which a fine catheter (tube) is inserted through the cervix (the natural opening of the uterus) into the uterus (the womb) to deposit a sperm sample directly into the uterus. The purpose of intrauterine insemination (IUI) is to achieve fertilization an...
  9. Insertable loop recorder Insertable loop recorder
    Insertable loop recorder: See: Patient-activated cardiac event recorder....
  10. Insertion Insertion
    Insertion: Chromosome abnormality due to insertion of a segment from one chromosome into another chromosome. ...
  11. Insinuate Insinuate
    Insinuate: In the biomedical sciences, to introduce slowly, through a winding or narrow passage, or by a persistent movement. The term "insinuate" in this sense carries the connotation of introducing artfully and gently, as a cardiologist would do in insinuating a catheter (a tube) into the arterie...
  12. Insomnia Insomnia
    Insomnia: The perception or complaint of inadequate or poor-quality sleep because of one or more of the following: difficulty falling asleep; waking up frequently during the night with difficulty returning to sleep; waking up too early in the morning; or unrefreshing sleep. Insomnia is not defined ...
  13. Insomnia, chronic Insomnia, chronic
    Insomnia, chronic: Insomnia that occurs most nights and lasts a month or more. The treatment of chronic insomnia consists of: First, the diagnosis and treatment of underlying medical or psychological problems. The identification of behaviors that may worsen insomnia and stopping (or redu...
  14. Insomnia, fatal familial Insomnia, fatal familial
    Insomnia, fatal familial: See Fatal familial insomnia....
  15. Insomnia, intermittent Insomnia, intermittent
    Insomnia, intermittent: Insomnia that occurs from time to time and each time lasts less than a week or two. Intermittent insomnia may not require treatment since the episodes of insomnia usually only last a few days at a time. For example, if insomnia is due to a temporary change in the sleep/wake ...