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   The tube involved in digestion and extending from the stomach to the anus. Consists of the small intestine and the large intestine.


The process the body uses to break down food into simple substances for energy, growth, and cell repair.

The organ between the esophagus and the small intestine. The stomach is where digestion of protein begins.

The opening at the end of the rectum of the alimentary canal through which feces are discharged. The anus has erotosexual potential in both sexes.

The tube involved in digestion and extending from the stomach to the anus. Consists of the small intestine and the large intestine.


Integrated Health Service
The Integrated Health Service is a hospital in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

Integrated Health Services
The Integrated Health Services is a hospital in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

The useful organization and incorporation of both new and old data, experience, and emotional capacities into the personality. Also refers to the organization and amalgamation of functions at various levels of psychosexual development.

Integrilin 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): eptifibatide.

Family of glycoproteins involved in connecting the cytoskeleton to the extracellular environment.

INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center
INTEGRIS Baptist Regional Health Center is a hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA).

INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center
INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center is a hospital in Enid, Oklahoma (USA).

INTEGRIS Blackwell Regional Hospital
INTEGRIS Blackwell Regional Hospital is a hospital in Blackwell, Oklahoma (USA).

INTEGRIS Clinton Regional Hospital
INTEGRIS Clinton Regional Hospital is a hospital in Clinton, Oklahoma (USA).

INTEGRIS Grove General Hospital
INTEGRIS Grove General Hospital is a hospital in Grove, Oklahoma (USA).

INTEGRIS Health is a hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA).

INTEGRIS Marshall Memorial Hospital
INTEGRIS Marshall Memorial Hospital is a hospital in Madill, Oklahoma (USA).


A mental mechanism in which the person engages in excessive abstract thinking to avoid confrontation with conflicts or disturbing feelings.

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

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
A special nursing area devoted to providing continuous and immediate care to seriously ill patients.

Intensive Management
A form of treatment for insulin-dependent diabetes in which the main objective is to keep blood glucose (sugar) levels as close to the normal range as possible. The treatment consists of three or more insulin injections a day or use of an insulin pump; four or more blood glucose tests a day; adjustment of insulin, food intake, and activity levels based on blood glucose test results; dietary counseling; and management by a diabetes team.

Intention-to-treat principle
The principle that asserts that the effect of a treatment policy can be best assessed by evaluating, on the basis of the intention to treat a subject (that is, the planned treatment regimen) rather than the actual treatment given. It has the consequence that subjects allocated to a treatment group should be followed up, assessed and analysed as members of that group irrespective of their compliance to the planned course of treatment.

Interaction (qualitative and quantitative)
The situation in which a treatment contrast (for example, difference between investigational product and control) is dependent on another factor (for example, centre). A quantitative interaction refers to the case where the magnitude of the contrast differs at the different levels of the factor, whereas for a qualitative interaction the direction of the contrast differs for at least one level of the factor.

In the armpit, or between the upper arm and lateral chest.

Intercalated zones
Areas of cells falling between the parvocellular and magnocellular layers.

Between two cells.

Connection or interaction between people. In sexual intercourse, the connection is usually defined as being between two people. It is erroneously restricted to putting the penis into the vagina (or anus) or the vagina (or anus) onto the penis (penovaginal or penoanal intercourse, respectively). The entire sexual interaction between the partners constitutes sexual intercourse. 2. Connection or interaction between people. In sexual intercourse, the connection is usually defined as being between two people. It is erroneously defined as putting the penis into the vagina (penovaginal intercourse), for the entire sexual interaction between the partners constitutes sexual intercourse.

Between the thighs.

A group of proteins having antiviral activity and capable of enhancing and modifying the immune response.

Pertaining to the interval between epileptic seizures and seizure-like attacks.

Interim analysis
Any analysis intended to compare treatment arms with respect to efficacy or safety at any time prior to the formal completion of a trial, usually only completed in blinded trials, for a DMC review.

Interim clinical trial/study report
A report of intermediate results and their evaluation based on analyses performed during the course of a trial, usually prepared for review by DMC.

A family of cytokines produced by leucocytes

Between the breasts.

Intermittent Claudication
Pain in the muscles of the leg that occurs off and on, usually while walking or exercising, and results in lameness (claudication). The pain results from a narrowing of the blood vessels feeding the muscle. Drugs are available to treat this condition.

Intermountain Healthcare
Intermountain Healthcare is a hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA).

Intermountain Shriners Hospital
The Intermountain Shriners Hospital is a hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

A medical doctor who has completed medical school and is in the first year of additional training.

Internal consistency
A property of data that does not contradict itself.

Internal image
A spatial configuration of the combining site of an anti-idiotype antibody which resembles the epitope to which the idiotype is directed.

Internal Medicine
A broad-based medical field in which physicians rely on their knowledge of major organs to diagnose and treat patients. Internists treat a variety of afflictions, from colds and heart problems to infectious diseases. Internists often serve as a patient's primary doctor, coordinating all that person's health care

Internal medicine doctor
A medical doctor who specializes in Internal medicine.

International Hospital
The International Hospital is a hospital in Yesilkoy, Istanbul, Turkey.

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

Space between upper and lower teeth.

Interocular motion display
A motion display in which the motion stimulus in each eye of the observer is ambiguous, yet perception of coherent motion is possible if the subject combines motion information from both the eyes.

Surfaces of adjoining teeth

Interrater reliability
The property of yielding equivalent results when used by different raters on different occasions.

Intersex condition
A condition in which an individual shows intermingling, in various degrees, of the characteristics of each sex, including physical form, reproductive organs, and sexual behavior.

An alternative term for hermaphroditism. In past usage, a genetic etiology was sometimes assumed for intersexuality, and a hormonal etiology for hermaphroditism, but the distinction is now known to be untenable.

Interstitial radiation therapy
The implantation of radioactive seeds directly into a tumor.

Interstitial space
The space between the endothelial cells and target cells, such as the liver or the smooth muscle cells that line the vascular bed.

In healthcare, any attempt (particularly one that is professional), or mode of attempting, to modify a medical situation.

Intestinal flora
The bacteria, yeasts, and fungi that grow normally in the intestines.

Intestinal mucosa
The surface lining of the intestines where the cells absorb nutrients.

See large intestine and small intestine. Also called gut.


The injection of a disease agent into the body to cause a mild form of the disease and build immunity.

Not curable through surgery.

Any form or degree of mental disturbance or unsoundness of mind, permanent or temporary, that makes a person incapable of rational conduct or judgment.

To deposit sperm in the vagina.



Poisoning, or the state of being affected by a poisonous substance. Often used to describe drunkenness.

Within the skin.

Within the womb.

Telescoping a section of the intestine into an adjoining section.

Washing of a body cavity or wound with a stream of water.

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