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Isoimmunization

Immunization of an individual against the blood group antigens (e.g., Rh antigens) of another individual.

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Insidious

Occurring or progressing with few or unnoticeable symptoms, so that the individual is unaware of the onset of the disease.…

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Inoculation

Administration of a vaccine in order to stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies and, hence, immunity to disease.

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Inactive ingredients

The ingredients in a medicine that provide the “delivery system,” as opposed to those that produce the therapeutic effect. Among…

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Incontinence

Partial or complete loss of control of urination. Inability to control the passage of urine, semen, or feces due to…

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Immunosuppressants

Medications that suppress the immune response—a desirable effect following organ transplants and in some cases of rheumatoid arthritis and other…

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