Advanced Reference: An isotope which has the same atomic number as another but a different atomic mass. It has the same number of protons in the nucleus but a different number of neutrons.

IUCD Quick Reference: Intrauterine contraceptive device. Device fitted to women to prevent pregnancy.

Advanced Reference: Usually made from plastic or metal and is inserted into the uterus.

Ivor Lewis Quick Reference: Oesophagectomy. Surgical procedure for tumours of the oesophagus.

Advanced Reference: Carried out for the treatment of growths in the upper third of the oesophagus.

IVP Quick Reference: Intravenous pyelogram: Radiological technique for demonstrating the outline and function of the kidneys, ureter and bladder.

Advanced Reference: Involves the IV injection of a radio-opaque dye and as this is excreted by the kidneys, X-rays are taken to ascertain outline, function, general malfunction or obstruction to flow.

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