Category: Y

  • Young’s rule

    A technique for calculating the appropriate dosage of medications for children involves dividing the child’s age by the sum of the child’s age and twelve. This calculation provides the fraction of the adult dose that is suitable for the child.  

  • Y-ligament

    The iliofemoral ligament is located in the vicinity of the hip joint.  

  • Yttrium

    A highly uncommon metal, which in its radioactive state, is occasionally employed in cancer treatment and for addressing arthritic joint issues.  

  • Young’s syndrome

    Young’s syndrome is a type of azoospermia, a condition characterized by the absence of sperm in the semen, where sperm production remains normal, but there is a blockage in the sperm ducts. In some cases, this condition may be linked to other health issues, such as bronchiectasis, a condition marked by abnormal widening and damage…

  • Yield

    The term “yield” refers to the quantity of a specific substance, such as an enzyme or hormone, that has been generated. To illustrate, genetic engineering techniques can produce larger amounts of insulin for medical purposes compared to the hormone’s natural production within an animal’s pancreas.  

  • Yellow card system

    This is a reporting system used in the UK to document adverse reactions to drugs. When doctors or pharmacists suspect that a prescribed medication (including vaccines), self-administered treatment, or herbal remedy has caused an unexpected or undesired symptom, they complete a yellow card. This information is then gathered and analyzed at a central level. The…

  • Yasmin

    The product name for a contraceptive pill that combines drospirenone (a progestogen medication) and ethinylestradiol (an estrogen medication).  

  • Yupze regimen

    A method of emergency contraception involves the ingestion of two oral contraceptive pills containing both estrogen and progestin hormones. This approach aims to prevent pregnancy when used promptly after unprotected sexual intercourse or contraceptive failure. By utilizing a higher dose of hormones than regular daily birth control pills, this form of emergency contraception helps inhibit…

  • Yakitori

    The tantalizing Japanese rendition of grilled chicken captivates the palates of those from the Western world. Succulent chicken, stripped of bones and meticulously sliced, is delicately interwoven with verdant scallions onto bamboo skewers. These skewers, laden with flavorful morsels, are then expertly charred over a bed of smoldering charcoal, while being lovingly brushed with the…

  • Yogurt dressing

    Yogurt serves as a versatile option for salad dressings, akin to the usage of sour cream. By incorporating 1 to 2 teaspoons of lemon juice or wine vinegar, you can create a tangy base. Enhance the flavor profile by incorporating chopped green onions, chives, parsley, or other fresh herbs, infusing the dressing with vibrant notes.…