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.
- Intrauterine growth retardation
Abnormally slow growth of a fetus. When the baby is born, it appears small for its actual age. Intrauterine growth retardation is associated with an increased risk of illness and death in the newborn period.
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
A procedure in which a fine catheter (tube) is inserted through the cervix (the natural opening of the uterus) into the uterus (the womb) to deposit a sperm sample directly into the uterus. The purpose of IUI is to achieve fertilization and pregnancy. IUI is a relatively simple procedure. “Intrauterine” is within the uterus. “Insemination” […]
- Intravenous (IV)
1) Into a vein. Intravenous (IV) medications are a solutions administered directly into the venous circulation via a syringe or intravenous catheter (tube). 2) The actual solution that is administered intravenously. 3) The device used to administer an intravenous solution, such as the familiar IV drip.
- Intravenous cholangiogram
Abbreviated IVC. A radiologic procedure used primarily to look at the larger bile ducts in the liver and the bile ducts outside the liver. IVC can be used to locate gallstones within the bile ducts and identify other causes of obstruction to the flow of bile. For an IVC, an iodine-containing dye is injected intravenously. […]
- Intravenous feeding
Feeding through a vein. Also called parenteral alimentation or parenteral nutrition.