A cut through skin or other tissue performed by a health care professional.
- Incisional biopsy
A biopsy in which only a sample of the suspicious tissue is cut from a mass (incised) and removed for purposes of diagnosis. A incisional biopsy is in contrast to an excisional biopsy in which an entire lesion, usually a tumor, is removed.
- Incompatibility, Rh
the first twin was hydropic (swollen with edema fluid) and stillborn; the second twin was deeply jaundiced and subsequently died of kernicterus.
- Incompetent cervix
A cervix that has an abnormal tendency to dilate and so may not be able to keep a fetus from being spontaneously aborted (miscarried).
The inability to control excretions, to hold urine in the bladder, or to keep feces in the rectum.
- Inconclusive clinical trial
Negative clinical trial; Non-inferior clinical trial; Positive clinical trial.