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  Y chromosome

Y chromosome

    The chromosome that determines male gender.


A structural unit within a eukaryotic nucleus that carries genes. A chromosome consists of a long, continuous strand of DNA and associated proteins.

One's personal, social, and legal status as male or female, or mixed, on the basis of somatic and behavioral criteria more inclusive than the genital criterion and/or erotic criterion alone.



An infectious nonvenereal disease caused by a spirochete, Treponema pertenue. Mainly found in humid, equatorial regions. Symptoms include febrile disturbances, rheumatism, eruption of tubercles with a caseous crust on hands, feet, face and external genitals. Yaws is also known as: bouba, frambesia, tropica, parangi.

Yellow Fever
Yellow fever is a contagious infectious disease caused by a virus and spread by mosquitoes that pick up the disease from monkeys. Found mainly in Africa and Latin America, its symptoms include jaundice, muscle pain, high fever, bleeding, and sometimes death.

Yergason's sign
Pain on resisted supination of the arm due to bicipital tendonitis.

Radioactive isotope sometimes injected into a joint to effect a 'medical synovectomy'.

Yeast infection
Common fungal infection of the vagina, characterized by itching, burning, or redness of the vaginal area.

Y chromosome

The tendency to name and describe one's environment, and to seek explanation and predictability for events; one of the five universal exigencies of being human.

The period of development between puberty and maturity; adolescence.

A single-celled fungus that reproduces by budding and may lead to infections of the skin or other moist areas.

Yellow fever
An acute viral illness spread by mosquito bites. Characterized by fever and jaundice.

Yaan doctors
All doctors near Yaan, China. Doctors who can assist a patient in Yaan.

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