Genetic and Medical Glossary


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There are currently 4 names in this directory beginning with the letter U.
Unbalanced translocation
translocation of chromosomes resulting in the gain or loss of genetic material that can cause problems in health, growth or development

Uniparental disomy
both chromosomes coming from one parent rather than one from each; may be maternal or paternal in origin

Univentricular heart
anomaly in which all blood flows through one ventricle or in which the arterioventricular valves are committed to empty into only one chamber in the ventricular mass

Uracil (U)
pyrimidine nitrogenous base found in the structure of RNA; in DNA, uracil is replaced by thymine

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