On the same side, as opposed to contralateral. For example, a tumor involving the right side of the brain may affect vision ipsilaterally’that is, in the right eye.
Inactivated polio vaccine. The polio virus in IPV has been inactivated (killed). The inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) is also called the Salk vaccine after the late American physician-virologist Jonas Salk. The vaccines available for vaccination against polio are the IPV (inactivated polio vaccine) and the OPV (oral polio vaccine). IPV (inactivated polio vaccine) is given […]
Abbreviation for intelligence quotient, an attempt to measure the intelligence of someone. The IQ score is usually based upon the results of a written test. To calculate the IQ, the person’s mental age (as determined by a test) is divided by their chronologic age and the result is multiplied by 100.
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The process of making a hole in the iris. Iridectomy is a treatment for glaucoma.
The practice of diagnosing disease by examining the iris of the eye. Although some diseases affect the eye, iridology is not considered scientific medicine.