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I

1. Symbol for the element iodine. 2. Symbol for the quantity of electricity (electric current) expressed in amperes.

i

optically inactive.

131I

A radioactive isotope of iodine, mass number of 131, atomic mass (weight) 131.

132I

A radioactive isotope of iodine, mass number of 132, atomic mass (weight) 132.

-ia

[L., Gr. -ia, noun and adj. suffix] Suffix meaning condition, esp. an abnormal state, and taxonomic names of genera classes or orders.

i-a

intra-arterial.

IA-2 autoantibody

An autoantibody against islet cells. It is one of several antibodies that may be found in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. It is also frequently found in their close relatives.

IABC

intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation.

IABP

intra-aortic balloon pump.

IADR

International Association for Dental Research.

IAET

International Association for Enterostomal Therapy.

I and O

intake and output.

IARC

International Agency for Research on Cancer.

-iasis

[L. fr. Gr. -iasis, fr. -ia + -sis] Suffix meaning disease characterized by or produced by (something specified). SEE: -sis.

-iatric

[Gr. iatrikos, medical] Suffix meaning medicine, the medical profession, or physicians.

iatro-

[Gr. iatros, physician] Prefix meaning medicine, healing, or a physician.

iatrogenesis

(ī-a″trō-jen′ĕ-sĭs) [iatro- + genesis] Any injury or illness that occurs because of medical care. Some examples: chemotherapy used to treat cancer may cause nausea, vomiting, hair loss, or depressed white blood cell counts. The use of a Foley catheter for incontinence can create a urinary tract infection and urinary sepsis. In the U.S., 0.67% of patients admitted to a hospital die because of health care associated error. iatrogenic (ī-a″trŏ-jen′ik), adj.

iatrogenic disease

(ī-a″trŏ-jen′ik) A disease caused by or arising as a complication of medicine or surgery.

iatrology

(ī″ă-trŏl′ō-jē) [″ + logos, word, reason] Medical science.

IBC

iron-binding capacity.

IBD

inflammatory bowel disease.

IBS

irritable bowel syndrome.

ibuprofen

(ī″bū-prō′fĕn) A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent with antipyretic and analgesic properties. ...

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