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464 interferon Proteins produced by the body that defend against viral infections and gl°ssary some types of cancer.

intracerebral hemorrhage Bleeding from a ruptured blood vessel into the tissues of the brain. See also stroke.

intravenous pyelogram (IVP) See urography, intravenous. intravenous urography See urography, intravenous. iris The colored part of the eye that lies behind the cornea.

irritable bowel syndrome An intestinal disorder characterized by recurrent abdominal pain and bouts of diarrhea and/or constipation. The condition occurs in otherwise healthy adults and usually is associated with stress.

ischemia A temporary decrease in the supply of oxygen to an organ or tissue.

IVP See urography, intravenous.

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