Medical Dictionary: Glossary (Y)
What is Y-chromosome?
The sex chromosome that is found, together with an X chromosome, in males.
What is Y-linkage?
The presence of a gene on the Y chromosome.
What is yellow fever?
An acute illness caused by a virus called a Flavivirus. In severe cases, the viral infection causes high fever, bleeding into the skin, and necrosis (death) of cells in the kidney and liver.
What is yttrium?
A rare elemental metal. A radioactive form of yttrium is used in radiation therapy and some types of immunotherapy.
What is yersiniosis?
An infectious disease caused by a bacterium called Yersinia enterocolitica.
What is Y chromatin?
A brightly fluorescent body seen under the microscope in cells containing a Y chromosome when the cells are stained with the dye quinacrine. Quinacrine lights up the Y chromosome more than other chromosomes.