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intra-

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[L. intra, on the inside, within] Prefix meaning within. SEE: intro-.

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intra-abdominal

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(in″tră-ab-dom′ĭn-ăl) [intra- + abdominal] Within the abdomen.

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intra-alveolar

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(In″tră-al-vē′ŏ-lăr) [intra- + alveolar] Inside the alveoli.

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intra-aortic balloon pump

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Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation.

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intra-arterial

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(in″tră-ar-tēr′ē-ăl) [intra- + arterial] ABBR: i-a. Within an artery; within the arteries.

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intra-articular

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(in″tră-ar-tik′yŭ-lăr) [intra- + articulus] Within a joint.

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intra-atrial

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(in″tră-ā′trē-ăl) [intra- + atrial] Within one or both atria of the heart.

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intrabronchial

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(in″tră-brong′kē-ăl) [intra- + bronchial] Within a bronchus.

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intrabuccal

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(in″tră-bŭk′ăl) [intrabuccal + buccal] 1. Within the tissue of the cheek. 2. Within the mouth.

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intracameral

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(in″tră-kam′răl) [intra- + camera + -al] Within a chamber, esp. a chamber of the eye or the heart.

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intracanalicular

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(in″tră-kan″ă-lik′yŭ-lăr) [intra- + canaliculus] Within a canaliculus.

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intracapsular

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(in″tră-kap′sŭ-lăr) [intra- + capsular] Within a capsule.

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intracardiac, intracardial

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(in″tră-kard′ē-ak, in tră-kard′ē-al) [intra- + Gr. kardia, heart] Within the heart.

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intracarpal

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(in″tră-kar′păl) [intra- + carpal] Within the wrist.

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intracartilaginous

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(in″tră-kart″ĭl-aj′ĭ-nŭs) [intra- + cartilaginous] 1. Within a cartilage. 2. Within cartilaginous tissue.

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intracellular

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(ĭn″tră-sĕl′ū-lăr) [″ + cellula, cell] Within the cell.

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intracerebellar

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(in″tră-ser″ĕ-bel′ăr) [intra- + cerebellum] Within the cerebellum of the brain.

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intracerebral

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(in″tră-ser′ĕ-brăl, in″tră-sĕrē′brăl) [intra- + cerebrum] Within the cerebrum (the main portion of the brain).

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intracervical

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(in″tră-sĕr′vĭ-kăl) [intra- + cervical] Within a neck, esp. the neck of the uterus.

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intracoronary

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(ĭn-tră-kŏr′ō-nă-rē) Within the coronary arteries.

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intracorporeal

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(in″tră-kor-por′ē-ăl) [intra- + corporeal] Within the body.

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intracranial

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(in″tră-krā′nē-ăl) [intra- + cranial] Within the cranium (skull).

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intracranial pressure monitoring

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Assessment of the pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid in the head with a sensor inserted through the skull. Intracranial pressure monitoring is used in the management of critically ill patients, esp. those who have suffered severe brain injury or intracranial bleeding. In healthy people intracranial pressures range between 0 and 10 mm Hg. Pressures higher than 20 mm Hg increase the risk ...

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