A solution that has the same salt concentration as cells and blood. Isotonic solutions are commonly used as intravenously infused fluids in hospitalized patients.
A form of a chemical element that has a different-from-normal atomic mass. Isotopes are used in a number of medical tests because they can produce images of tissues that can be used to detect diseases or conditions.
Referring to an isotope, a form of a chemical element with the same atomic number as another element but having a different atomic mass. From the Greek “iso-“, equal, the same + “topos”, place. Isotopes are used in a number of medical tests.
- Italian disease
Syphilis. Depending upon someone’s thoughts as to where the disease came from, syphilis was also known as the French, Spanish, German and Polish disease.
In-the-canal (that is, the ear canal). See In-the-canal hearing aid.
- Itch, jellyfish
An intensely itchy rash due to contact with the tiny thimble jellyfish (Linuche unguiculata). These jellyfish are common between March and August in the waters off of Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. There may be no adult jellyfish around as a warning. The jellyfish larvae look like mere specks […]