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Inotrope

drug that increases the force of cardiac contraction


Insensible losses

water losses from the body that cannot be accurately measured

Inspiration

the act of taking air into the body - breathing in


Inspiratory capacity


Inspiratory reserve volume

the extra volume of air taken into the lungs, above that of the normal tidal volume after a forced inspiration


Intensifying screens

structures within a radiographic cassette which fluoresce when struck by X-rays


Intercalated neuron

a neuron that lies between a sensory and a motor neuron but which in itself has neither sensory nor motor functions


Internal respiration

the exchange of gases between the blood and the tissues. Also called tissue respiration.

Interoceptors

sensory cells that detect stimuli from within the body, for example, information pertaining to blood pressure


Interspecific hybrid

result of crossing two animals from different species



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