Medical abbreviations and acronyms (Y)

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 16 Feb 2021

This article contains a list of commonly used medical abbreviations and acronyms that start with the letter Y and may be encountered in medicine and radiology (please keep the main list and any sublists in alphabetic order).

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  • Y
    • tyrosine (single letter amino acid code)
    • Y chromosome
    • year
    • yotta (SI prefix for 1024)
    • yttrium
  • Yb: ytterbium
  • YO: year old
  • YOF: year old female
  • YOM: year old male
  • Yr: year
  • YS: yolk sac
  • YST: yolk sac tumor

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