A sex chromosome in certain animals, such as chickens, turkeys, and moths. In humans, males are XY and females XX, but in animals with a Z chromosome, males are ZZ and females are WZ.
Inflammation of the meninges, the three membranes that envelop the brain and the spinal cord. Meningitis can be caused by infection by bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Other causes include cancer (metastasis to the meninges), inflammatory diseases, and drugs. In some cases the cause of meningitis cannot be determined. The treatment depends on the cause of […]
- High protein diet
A high protein diet is a type of weight loss plan that emphasizes consumption of high-protein-containing foods. There are many different kinds of high protein diets. Many high protein diets may be risky for overall health because they stress the consumption of meats and high protein foods containing saturated fat and a high percentage of […]
- High-grade lymphoma
A lymphoma that grows and spreads quickly but has a better response to anticancer drugs than that seen with low-grade lymphomas. High-grade lymphomas include large cell, immunoblastic, lymphoblastic, and small noncleaved cell lymphomas. Also called an aggressive lymphoma.
- Hip bursitis
Inflammation of a bursa of the hip. There are two major bursae of the hip, which is a common location for bursitis.