Zeta-chain-associated protein kinase 70. A member of the protein tyrosine kinase family, ZAP-70 is normally expressed in T cells and natural killer cells and has a critical role in the initiation of T-cell signaling. ZAP-70 is expressed in T cells and tumors of T-cell lineage. A high level of ZAP-70 expression appears restricted to T-cell proliferative diseases and a subgroup of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The ZAP-70 gene is in chromosome 2q12.
- Z chromosome
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.
- Cesarian section
The obstetrical procedure is often spelled this way in the U.S. with just an “e” although the Roman emperor remains Caesar in America with an “ae”. Also referred to as a C-section. No matter what, it is a procedure in which a baby, rather than being born vaginally, is surgically extracted (removed) from the uterus. […]
- Lizard bite
the Gila monster that lives in Arizona and Mexico and the beaded lizard of Mexico. Symptoms from their bites of these include pain, swelling, and discoloration in the area around the bite and swollen lymph nodes. Weakness, sweating, thirst, headache, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus) may also develop. In severe cases, blood pressure may […]