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yttrium

 [ĭ´tre-um]
a chemical element, atomic number 39, atomic weight 88.905, symbol Y. (See Appendix 6.) The radioisotope 90Y emits high energy beta particles, localizes predominantly in bone, and has been used in radiotherapy.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Y

Symbol for yttrium; tyrosine; pyrimidine nucleoside.
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Y

(wī)
n.
1. The Young Men's Christian Association, The Young Women's Christian Association, or one of their facilities. Used with the.
2. The Young Men's Hebrew Association, The Young Women's Hebrew Association, or one of their facilities. Used with the.
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Y

Symbol for:
1. Luminance.
2. Male chromosome.
3. A pyrimidine nucleotide.
4. Tyrosine.
5. Year.
6. Yttrium, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Y

Abbreviation for yellow; yttrium; tyrosine.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Y

abbrev. TYROSINE.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Y

Symbol for yttrium.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Q. My 11 y/o son eyes appear to have a slight yellow in the whites toward the corners. I am assuming he will need blood work, but does anyone have any idea what may be the cause?

A. If it's not a spot, but rather a diffuse color, it may be jaundice - high levels in the blood of a substance called bilirubin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaundice).

If your child is generally healthy, and this change appeared without any overt problem (e.g. liver disease or blood problem), or your child had fever or fasted recently, this jaundice may represents Gilbert syndrome. It's a syndrome of slightly elevated levels of bilirubin, and considered not dangerous.

You may read more here:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000301.htm

Q. I drink liquor a lot maybe 4x a week and I love drinking but after a couple days my veins star to hurt...Y? It runs in the familly alcohol and bud but I wish I could go a whole year withought poppin bottles.. what will be perscibed to a alki?

A. FROM ALL THAT DRINKING

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