1. Symbol for the element iodine. 2. Symbol for the quantity of electricity (electric current) expressed in amperes.
A radioactive isotope of iodine, mass number of 131, atomic mass (weight) 131.
A radioactive isotope of iodine, mass number of 132, atomic mass (weight) 132.
[L., Gr. -ia, noun and adj. suffix] Suffix meaning condition, esp. an abnormal state, and taxonomic names of genera classes or orders.
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.
intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation.
intra-aortic balloon pump.
International Association for Dental Research.
International Association for Enterostomal Therapy.
International Agency for Research on Cancer.
[L. fr. Gr. -iasis, fr. -ia + -sis] Suffix meaning disease characterized by or produced by (something specified). SEE: -sis.
[Gr. iatrikos, medical] Suffix meaning medicine, the medical profession, or physicians.
[Gr. iatros, physician] Prefix meaning medicine, healing, or a physician.
(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.
(ī-a″trŏ-jen′ik) A disease caused by or arising as a complication of medicine or surgery.
(ī″ă-trŏl′ō-jē) [″ + logos, word, reason] Medical science.
inflammatory bowel disease.