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ι, upper case: I
The ninth letter in the Greek alphabet, iota.
Symbol for iodine-123.
Symbol for iodine-125.
Symbol for iodine-127.
Symbol for iodine-131.
Symbol for iodine-132.
A suffix used to form terms for states or conditions, often abnormal. Cf.:-ism. [G. -ia, an ancient noun-forming suffix]
A pale band across a striated muscle fiber that consists of actin, is much less birefringent to polarized light than the A bands, is situated between two A bands, and is bisected by a narrow dark-staining Z line, also called isotropic band.
Abbreviation for infection-associated hemophagocytic syndrome.
Abbreviation for International Anatomical Nomenclature Committee. See Nomina Anatomica.
Abbreviation for intermittent acute porphyria.
A condition or state, especially an unhealthy one; in medical neologisms it has the same value as, and is sometimes interchangeable with, -osis. [G. suffix forming nouns from verbs]
Obsolete term denoting treatment by inunction. [G. iatros, physician, + aleiptes, an anointer]
Method of treatment by inunction.
Pertaining to medicine or to a physician or healer. [G. iatros, physician]
Physicians, medicine, treatment. Cf.:medico-. [G. iatros, physician]
Denoting a school of medicine practicing iatrochemistry.
A member of the iatrochemical school.
The study of chemistry in relation to physiologic and pathologic processes, and the treatment of disease by chemical substance as practiced by a school of medical thought in the 17th century.
Denoting response to medical or surgical treatment, induced by the treatment itself; usually used for unfavorable responses. [iatro- + G. -gen, producing]
Rarely used term for medical science. [iatro- + G. logos, study]
Denoting a school of medical thought in the 17th century that explained all physiologic and pathologic phenomena by the laws of physics. SYN: iatromathematical, iatromechanical.
A member of the iatrophysical school.
Physics as applied to medicine.
Rarely used term for the art of medicine and surgery; the technique or mode of application of medical science. [iatro- + G. techne, art]
Abbreviation for iron-binding capacity.
Indole alkaloid of the iboga group. Obtained from several parts of the African shrub Tabernanthe iboga (family Apocynaceae). Used by African hunters to arrest movement of the hunter; hallucinogenic, antidepressant, and euphoric.
ibotenic acid (i′bo-ten-ik)
Chemical similar to kainic acid extracted from poisonous mushroom species Amanita muscaria and A. pantherina (family Agaricaceae). Exhibits substantial neuroexcitatory properties. Used in neuropharmacologic research.
A propionic acid–derived, nonsteroidal analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent.
1. Suffix denoting of, pertaining to. 2. Chemical suffix denoting an element in a compound in one of its highest valencies. Cf.:-ous (1) . 3. Suffix indicating an acid. [L. -icus, fr. G. -ikos]
Abbreviation for intercellular adhesion molecule-1.
Beaded cytoplasmic structure on follicular dendrite cells; thought to be a repository for antigens. [immune complex coated + -some]
Abbreviation for International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization.
Abbreviation for International Classification of Diseases, Adapted for Use in the United States; includes a classification of surgical operations and other therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
A cold local application to limit or reduce swelling in recently traumatized tissues; usually in the form of a water-impervious container for ice. Improvised means for containing ice (plastic bags, towels, etc.) are often employed, as are chemical sacks that when struck allow the commingling of chemicals that react endothermically.
Abbreviation for intracellular fluid.
Rarely used term for a thin watery discharge from an ulcer or unhealthy wound. [G. i., serum]
Denoting a thin purulent discharge. [G. ichor, serum, + eidos, resemblance]
Relating to or resembling ichor.
A profuse ichorous discharge. [G. ichor, serum, + rhoia, a flow]
Sepsis resulting from infection accompanied by an ichorous discharge. SYN: ichoremia. [G. ichor, serum, + rhoia, a flow, + haima, blood]
Abbreviation for International Classification of Health Problems in Primary Care.
A viscous fluid, reddish brown to brownish black in color, with a strong, characteristic, empyreumatic odor, soluble in water and in glycerin; obtained by the destructive distillation of certain bituminous schists, sulfonating the distillate and neutralizing the product with ammonia. It is used in skin disorders; its beneficial effect is due to its mild irritant, stimulant, antiseptic, and analgesic action; has been used in 10 and 20 percent concentration in an ointment (“drawing salve”). SYN: ammonium ichthosulfonate.
Poisoning by eating stale or otherwise unfit fish. SYN: ichthyismus. [G. ichthys, fish]
SYN: ichthyism. [G. ichthys, fish] i. exanthematicus toxic erythematous eruption due to ingestion of spoiled fish. i. hystrix SYN: bullous congenital ichthyosiform erythroderma.
Fish. [G. ichthys]
Poisoning from the stings or spines of venomous fishes. [ichthyo- + G. akantha, thorn, + toxikon, poison]
Fish gelatin obtained from sounds or swim bladders of fish such as the hake, cod, and sturgeon; used as a glue, a food substitute, and a clarifying agent. SYN: isinglass. [ichthyo- + G. kolla, glue]
The toxic substance in the blood of certain fishes. [ichthyo- + G. haima, blood, + toxikon, poison]
Poisoning resulting from the ingestion of fish containing the toxic substance, ichthyohemotoxin.
Fish-shaped. [ichthyo- + G. eidos, resemblance]
Toxic substance restricted to the roe of fishes. [ichthyo- + G. oon, egg, + toxikon, poison]
Fish-eating; subsisting on fish. [ichthyo- + G. phago, to eat]
Morbid fear of fish. [ichthyo- + G. phobos, fear]
Toxic substance found in the flesh or organs of fishes. [ichthyo- + G. sarx, flesh, + toxikon, poison]
Poisoning caused by the toxic substance (ichthyosarcotoxin) in the flesh or organs of fish. [ichthyo- + G. sarx, flesh, + toxikon, poison]
Relating to ichthyosis.
The study of the poisons produced by fishes, and their recognition, effects, and antidotes. [ichthyo- + G. toxikon, poison, + logos, study]
A toxic principle in certain fishes. SYN: fish poison (1) . [ichthyo- + G. toxikon, poison]
The hemolytic active principle of eel serum. [ichthyo- + G. toxicon, poison]
Poisoning by fish. [ichthyo- + G. toxikon, poison]
Abbreviation for International Classification of Impairments, Disabilities and Handicaps.
Having 20 equilateral triangular surfaces and 12 vertices, as do most viruses with cubic symmetry. [G. eikosi, twenty, + -edros, having sides or bases]
Abbreviation for intracranial pressure.
Abbreviation for International Commission on Radiological Protection.
Organized knowledge, practice, treatment. [-ic + -s]
Abbreviation of interstitial cell-stimulating hormone.
Relating to or caused by a stroke or seizure. [L. ictus, a stroke]
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