1. a prefix meaning “within,” used in the formation of compound words: intramural. [ahb in-trah; English ab in-truh] /ɑb ˈɪn trɑ; English æb ˈɪn trə/ adverb, Latin. 1. from inside; from within. [in-trah moo-rohs; English in-truh myoo r-ohs] /ˈɪn trɑ ˈmu roʊs; English ˈɪn trə ˈmyʊər oʊs/ adverb, Latin. 1. within the walls, as of […]
[in-truh-ab-dom-uh-nl] /ˌɪn trə æbˈdɒm ə nl/ adjective, Anatomy. 1. being within the abdomen. 2. going into the abdomen, as an injection.
- Intra-aortic balloon device
intra-aortic balloon device in·tra-a·or·tic balloon device (ĭn’trə-ā-ôr’tĭk) n. An inflatable balloon placed into the descending aorta to assist the heart in pumping blood.
- Intra-aortic balloon pump
intra-aortic balloon pump n. A pump connected to a balloon device that is inserted into the descending aorta to provide temporary assistance to the heart in the management of left ventricular failure.