Within the peritoneal cavity, the area that contains the abdominal organs.
- Intraperitoneal chemotherapy
Treatment in which anticancer drugs are put directly into the abdomen through a thin tube.
- Intrastromal corneal ring
A plastic ring that is designed to be implanted in the cornea, the transparent structure at the front of the eye, to flatten the cornea and thereby reduce the degree of nearsightedness (myopia). The ring is placed in the corneal stroma, the middle of the five layers of the cornea.
- Intrathecal chemotherapy
Treatment with drugs that are injected into the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord (cerebrospinal fluid).
- Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD)
A device inserted into the uterus (womb) to prevent conception (pregnancy). The IUD can be a coil, loop, triangle, or T-shape. It can be plastic or metal. An IUD is inserted into the uterus by a health-care professional. Of two types of IUDs approved in the U.S., one can remain in place for 10 years, […]
- Intrauterine growth restriction
The growth of the fetus is abnormally slow. When born, the baby appears too small, considering its’ dates. Intrauterine growth restriction is associated with increased risk of medical illness and death in the newborn. Intrauterine growth restriction is also referred to as intrauterine growth retardation.