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  • inflammation

    The body’s response to injury. An inflammation is marked by redness, heat, pain, swelling, and often loss of function. The process leads to the elimination of noxious agents and of damaged tissue.

  • influenza

    A highly contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory system. Common symptoms of the disease are chills and fever, sore throat, muscle pains, severe headache, coughing, weakness and general discomfort. In more serious cases, influenza may cause pneumonia, which can be fatal.

  • infusion

    The introduction of a fluid other than blood into a vein.

  • ingot

    Mass of any type of metal, cast into convenient shape for storage and transportation, to be rolled, forged, melted, or otherwise processed later.

  • inhalation

    The drawing of air or other substances into the lungs

  • inhaler

    A device for breathing in a drug in order to deliver it to the airways or lungs.

  • injector

    A device using live steam from the boiler or exhaust steam from the steam chest to force water from the water tank into the boiler of a steam locomotive.

  • ink scraper

    Used to spread ink evenly across the back of a stencil or silkscreen, making a clean image on the printed surface. also used in photography printing to dry the photographic paper after it is washed, preventing wrinkles or water spots.

  • ink well

    A small reservoir for ink.

  • inkstand

    Stand for holding inkwells, pens, sand, and other writing equipment.

  • inoculation

    Introduction of material (usually a vaccine) into the body with the aim of producing or boosting immunity to a specific disease.

  • insecticide

    A type of pesticide used specifically against insects.

  • insomnia

    The inability to sleep. It may be caused by anxiety, pain or stimulants such as drugs.

  • inspection saloon

    A service vehicle used for inspecting the railway track.

  • instant film camera

    A type of camera with self-developing film.

  • instruction book

    A book providing the instructions of operation for another object.

  • instructions

    Information in the form of outlines of procedures, as directions or commands. GAHLM.

  • instructions - document genre

    Information in the form of outlines of procedure, as directions or commands.

  • instrument

    Tool used for delicate or precision work.

  • instrument case

    A case of any kind used to hold and/or protect instruments.

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