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Aug 122014

Ibuprofen

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A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) commonly used to alleviate pain, and reduce inflammation and fever; available in non-prescription and prescription forms, depending on strength. It is available under a variety of trade names, including Advil and Motrin.

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Aug 122014

Illium

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The upper part of the bony pelvis which forms the receptacle for the head of the femur.

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Inflammation

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Swelling, redness, and pain experienced in an area of the body.

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Aug 122014

Inflammatory arthritis

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A group of diseases characterized by inflamed joints, pain and tenderness. Includes conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthropathy, inflammatory bowel disease, scleroderma, juvenile arthritis and lupus.

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Aug 122014

Informed consent

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Related to participation in a research study or medical procedure; the process of ensuring that patients have all pertinent information and providing them with answers to their questions and concerns about the research study or medical procedure prior to their consent or agreement to participate in a research protocol or undergo the medical ...

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Aug 122014

Inpatient

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A patient who is admitted to hospital and remains overnight for treatment. Comparatively, an outpatient receives treatment but is not admitted to a facility and stays less than 24 hours.

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Aug 122014

Internal Medicine

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The discipline of medicine related to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the internal organs.

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Intravenous

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The provision of drugs or nutrition directly into the bloodstream through a vein. Also refers to the actual tube used to provide drugs or nutrition directly into the bloodstream through a vein.

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