Medicine and Anatomy by Letter - I

Answer these questions about the human body, disease, and the field of medicine. All answers start with the letter I!
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Commonly known as the flu, this is a disease caused by viruses such as H1N1 and H5N1
Influenza
Any disease caused by micro-organisms as bacteria, viruses or fungi who enter the body
Infection
Coloured part of the eye that controls the size of the pupil
Iris
The frontmost teeth, of which humans have eight
Incisor
A long, tubular organ separated in small and large parts, this is where most nutrients are absorbed
Intestine
The final section of the 'small' part of the above, between jejunum and caecum
Ileum
A commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, used to treat pain, fever and inflammation
Ibuprofen
The left and right continuations of the abdominal aorta, that carry blood for the leg and pelvic region
Common iliac artery
This bone is fused with the ilium and pubis to form the pelvis
Ischium
Hormone that stimulates the uptake of glucose by cells, a deficiency causes diabetes
Insulin
Bodily system that protects against any foreign invaders, includes the white blood cells
Immune system
This is a state of redness, swelling, pain and heat, caused when the above is activated
Inflammation
Common symptom: can be caused by conditions such as allergy, eczema, or insect bites
Itch
Also known as school sores, this is an infection of the skin, usually around the mouth
Impetigo
Important metallic element that is used by the body to bind oxygen in red blood cells
Iron
A sleep disorder, in which people have trouble falling asleep
Insomnia
Specialty that deals with critically ill patients, who need life support and close monitoring
Intensive Care
The thyroid gland needs this element to produce its hormones
Iodine
Another term for a heart attack, where arterial blockage has caused death of muscle cells
Myocardial infarction
Less severe than the total blockage above, a term for a shortage in oxygen and nutrients due to restriction of blood flow
Ischemia
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