Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 10:28 AM
Site: VetLogic - E Learning and training for Vet Nurses
Course: VetLogic - E Learning and training for Vet Nurses (VetLogic)
Glossary: Glossary with audio assistance
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Interstitial fluid

fluid found between the cells but not within the vascular system

Intracellular fluid (ICF)

fluid found inside the cells

Intramuscular

into a muscle

Intrathecal

injection where drugs are administered into the cerebrospinal fluid

Intravenous

into a vein

Intussusception

telescoping of part of the intestine into itself causing an obstruction

Inverse square law

the intensity of the radiation beam is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source i.e. X-rays diverge increasingly, the further they travel from the tube head, and their intensity falls

Ion

a charged particle

Isotonic

a fluid with the same osmotic pressure as that with which it is compared (usually plasma)

Isotonic fluid

has the same concentration of solutes as blood plasma; water neither enters nor leaves the cells and remains in equilibrium