The key intermediary in gene expression, which translates the DNA’s genetic code into the amino acids that make up proteins. Abbreviated mRNA.
- RNA, ribosomal
A molecular component of a ribosome, the cell’s essential protein factory. Ribosomal RNA (rRNA) fabricates polypeptides (assemblies of amino acids that make up proteins). A tiny particulate structure located in the cytoplasm of the cell (outside the nucleus), the ribosome is composed of two subunits, one larger than the other. Both subunits were believed to […]
- RNA, transfer
The form of the biochemical ribonucleic acid that brings (transfers) activated amino acids into position along the messenger RNA template. Abbreviated tRNA.
Or roaches. Street term for Rohypnol.
- Robertsonian translocation
A common and significant type of chromosome rearrangement that is formed by fusion of the whole long arms of two acrocentric chromosomes (chromosomes with the centromere near the very end). One in about 900 babies is born with a Robertsonian translocation making it the most common kind of chromosome rearrangement known in people. All five […]
Street name for the cough syrup Robitussin which contains dextromethorphan (DXM).