Glossary

IBD

= interbody (in spine)

IBF

Interbody Fusion Device (in spine)

ICD

Implantable cardial defibrillator also for Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator Impulse control disorder International Classification of Diseases International List of Causes of Death  

ILR

Implantable Loop Recorder   The ILR monitors the electrical activity of the heart.

Immediate nonfunctional loading

Dental A clinical protocol for the placement of dental implants in a partially edentulous arch, with a fixed or removable restoration not in occlusal contact with the opposing dentition, at the same clinical visit.

Immediate provisionalization

Dental A clinical protocol for the placement of an interim prosthesis with or without occlusal contact with the opposing dentition, at the same clinical visit of dental implant placement.

implantable insulin pump

An implanted insulin pump is a pump which remains inside the body at all times. An implanted insulin pump is able to deliver insulin into the peritoneal cavity which has a rich supply of blood vessels and can therefore absorb insulin very efficiently. Users of implanted insulin pumps have reported an improved sense of well …

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In vitro

Outside of the living organism or natural system. Usually refers to artificial experimental systems such as cultures or cell-free extras.

In vivo

Within the living organism or natural system.

Initial stability

The degree of tightness of an implant immediately after placement in the prepared osteotomy. An implant is considered to have initial stability if it is clinically immobile at time of placement.

Internal hexagon

Dental – A hexagonal connection interface of the platform of a dental implant within its coronal aspect. It prevents rotation of attached components.

IOL

Intraocular Lens   IOL for upcoming cataract surgery have three choices. Traditional  IOL This type of lens offers clear vision at one distance only. It is also known as a standard monofocal lens. Toric IOL This IOL corrects astigmatism, or an irregularly shaped cornea. Trifocal, Multifocal and Accommodating IOLs These IOLs assist with near, far …

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IPR

Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation

ISO

International Organization of Standardization ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical committee has been established has the right to be …

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ISO certification

ISO develops International Standards, such as ISO 9001, but is not involved in their certification, and does not issue certificates. Certificates are performed by external certification bodies, thus a company or organization cannot be certified by ISO.

Isotropic surface

Surface texture of an implant that are randomly distributed, so the surface is identical in all directions.

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