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Descriptor English: Y Chromosome
Descriptor Spanish: Cromosoma Y
Descriptor Portuguese: Cromossomo Y
Descriptor French: Chromosome Y
Entry term(s): Chromosome, Y
Chromosomes, Y
Y Chromosomes
Tree number(s): A11.284.187.865.983
G05.360.162.865.983
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014998
Scope note: The male sex chromosome, being the differential sex chromosome carried by half the male gametes and none of the female gametes in humans and in some other male-heterogametic species in which the homologue of the X chromosome has been retained.
Annotation: abnormalities; coordinate IM with SEX CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS (IM) or specific disease (IM) + SEX CHROMOSOME ABERRATIONS (NIM); Y CHROMOSOME, HUMAN is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Chromosomes (1966-1967)
Karyotyping (1967)
Sex Chromosomes (1968-1977)
Public MeSH Note: 84; was see under SEX CHROMOSOMES 1968-83
Online Note: search SEX CHROMOSOMES 1968-77
History Note: 84(78); was see under SEX CHROMOSOMES 1968-83
DeCS ID: 15397
Unique ID: D014998
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1984/01/01
Date of Entry: 1977/04/29
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Y Chromosome - Preferred
Concept UI M0023081
Scope note The male sex chromosome, being the differential sex chromosome carried by half the male gametes and none of the female gametes in humans and in some other male-heterogametic species in which the homologue of the X chromosome has been retained.
Preferred term Y Chromosome
Entry term(s) Chromosome, Y
Chromosomes, Y
Y Chromosomes



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