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Incidence

    Statistic that equals the number of new cases of a particular disease that occur in a population during a defined period of time, usually one year.

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Disease
Illness or sickness often characterized by typical patient problems (symptoms) and physical findings (signs). Disruption sequence: The events that occur when a fetus that is developing normally is subjected to a destructive agent such as the rubella (German measles) virus.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Incidence Studies
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.

Incidence Study
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.

Incidences
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.

Incident Reporting, Hospital
The process of minimizing risk to an organization by developing systems to identify and analyze potential hazards to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences, and by attempting to handle events and incidents which do occur in such a manner that their effect and cost are minimized. Effective risk management has its greatest benefits in application to insurance in order to avert or minimize financial liability. (From Slee & Slee: Health care terms, 2d ed)

Incident Reportings, Hospital
The process of minimizing risk to an organization by developing systems to identify and analyze potential hazards to prevent accidents, injuries, and other adverse occurrences, and by attempting to handle events and incidents which do occur in such a manner that their effect and cost are minimized. Effective risk management has its greatest benefits in application to insurance in order to avert or minimize financial liability. (From Slee & Slee: Health care terms, 2d ed)

Incident Technic, Critical
The detailed examination of observable activity or behavior associated with the execution or completion of a required function or unit of work.

Incident Technics, Critical
The detailed examination of observable activity or behavior associated with the execution or completion of a required function or unit of work.

Incident Technique, Critical
The detailed examination of observable activity or behavior associated with the execution or completion of a required function or unit of work.

Incident Techniques, Critical
The detailed examination of observable activity or behavior associated with the execution or completion of a required function or unit of work.

Incineration
High temperature destruction of waste by burning with subsequent reduction to ashes or conversion to an inert mass.

Incinerations
High temperature destruction of waste by burning with subsequent reduction to ashes or conversion to an inert mass.

Incipient Schizophrenia
A personality disorder in which there are oddities of thought (magical thinking, paranoid ideation, suspiciousness), perception (illusions, depersonalization), speech (digressive, vague, overelaborate), and behavior (inappropriate affect in social interactions, frequently social isolation) that are not severe enough to characterize schizophrenia.

Incipient Schizophrenias
A personality disorder in which there are oddities of thought (magical thinking, paranoid ideation, suspiciousness), perception (illusions, depersonalization), speech (digressive, vague, overelaborate), and behavior (inappropriate affect in social interactions, frequently social isolation) that are not severe enough to characterize schizophrenia.

Incirli Hastanesi
The Incirli Hastanesi is a hospital in Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey.

Incision
A cut made with a sharp instrument through the skin or other tissue.

Incision and drainage
Surgical incision of an abscess to drain suppuration (pus).

Incisive Papilla
The structure that forms the roof of the mouth. It consists of the anterior hard palate (PALATE, HARD) and the posterior soft palate (PALATE, SOFT).

Incisive Papillas
The structure that forms the roof of the mouth. It consists of the anterior hard palate (PALATE, HARD) and the posterior soft palate (PALATE, SOFT).

Incisor
Any of the front four teeth on either the upper or lower jaw.

Incisors
Four upper and four lower front teeth, excluding the cuspids (canine teeth).



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Immunoglobulins
Antibodies or proteins found in blood and tissue fluids produced by cells of the immune system to bind to substances in the body that are recognized as foreign antigens. Immunoglobulins sometimes bind to antigens that are not necessarily a threat to health and provoke an allergic reaction.

Immunosuppresive medications
Medications that suppress the body's immune system, used to minimize rejection of transplanted organs.

Impedance plethysmography
A test to evaluate blood flow through the leg.

In vitro
Procedure done in test tube.

In vivo
Procedure that uses trace amounts of radiopharmaceutical that are given directly to a patient; majority of nuclear medicine procedures are in vivo.

Incidence

Inferior vena cava
The large blood vessel (vein) that returns blood from the legs and abdomen to the heart.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Long-lasting problems that cause irritation and ulcers in the GI tract - The most common disorders are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Infusion therapy
The introduction of fluid other than blood into a vein. (Also called intravenous therapy.)

Inotropic medications
Medications that increase strength of the contractions in the heart.

Internist
An advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience.

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