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    Medication which is put into the body via a syringe and a needle.


A device used to inject medications or other liquids into body tissues. The syringe for insulin has a hollow plastic or glass tube (barrel) with a plunger inside. The plunger forces the insulin through the needle into the body. Most insulin syringes now come with a needle attached. The side of the syringe has markings to show how much insulin is being injected.


Injectapap is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetaminophen.

Injection Site Rotation
Changing the places on the body where a person injects insulin. Changing the injection site keeps lumps or small dents from forming in the skin. These lumps or dents are called lipodystrophies. However, people should try to use the same body area for injections that are given at the same time each day-for example, always using the stomach for the morning injection or an arm for the evening injection. Using the same body area for these routine injections lessens the possibility of changes in the timing and action of insulin.

Injection Sites
Places on the body where people can inject insulin most easily. These are:


Incompetent cervix
When the muscles of the cervix are too weak to hold a baby through pregnancy. A stitch may be placed at the opening of the cervix to hold it together. See cerclage.

A box-like apparatus in which premature babies are kept at constant and suitable temperature.

Individualized family service plan (IFSP)
A group of services available for families with a child under the age of 2 who has a disability or chronic illness.

A child under a year of age.

Infant mortality
The death of an infant during the first year of life.


Intensive care unit
A department of a hospital where an individual can be constantly and closely monitored.

Intrapartal care
Care for a pregnant woman through labor.

Intrauterine device
A small engineered piece of plastic or metal placed in a woman's uterus to prevent fertilization.

Intrauterine growth retardation
Slow growth of a fetus in the womb possibly resulting in a low birth weight baby.

Intraventricular hemorrhage
Bleeding into the ventricles or the brain, common in premature infants.

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