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  Invasive Techniques



Invasive Techniques

    Any set of techniques that penetrates the body or is done within a body cavity beyond the line of sight. Examples would be putting in an IV catheter or looking down a throat with an endoscope.

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Cavity
A hollow place or hole within the body.

Catheter
A thin, flexible tube that carries fluids into or out of the body.

Endoscope
A small, flexible tube with a light and a lens on the end. It is used to look into the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, colon, or rectum. It can also be used to take tissue from the body for testing or to take color photographs of the inside of the body. Colonoscopes and sigmoidoscopes are types of endoscopes.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Invagesic
Invagesic 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): aspirin; caffeine; orphenadrine citrate.

Invagesic forte
Invagesic forte 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): aspirin; caffeine; orphenadrine citrate.

Invanz
Invanz 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): ertapenem sodium.

Invasive
Medical tests that involve gaining entry into the body via a needle, tube, or hand.

Invasive cancer
Cancer that has spread beyond the area where it first developed to involve other tissues.



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Instrumental conditioning
A process by which the results of the person's behavior determine whether the behavior is more or less likely to occur in the future.

IM
See Intramuscular.

Inferior
The anatomical term for "below". i.e. the neck is inferior to the head. Typically used in humans only. See Cranial/Caudal/Superior.

Intubation
This is the technique of inserting an endotracheal tube. It is performed by ACLS personnel.

Intramuscular
Intra (within) muscular (muscle) techniques are ways to put medication into the body, by injecting it into a muscle. This is designed for drugs that need to be absorbed slowly. A classic example is a tetanus shot.

Invasive Techniques

IV
See Intravenous.

Induced abortion
An abortion that is brought about intentionally. Also called an artificial or therapeutic abortion. As opposed to a spontaneous abortion (a miscarriage).

Ichthyosis
An inherited skin disorder that produces dry, rough, scaly skin.

Ileus
Lack of movement of digested food and juices through the gastrointestinal tract. May be due to a blockage of the intestine.

Ilium
The flared portion of the pelvis. The hip bone.

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