Walking belt

walking belt, a leather or nylon device with handles that fastens around the patient’s waist and assists the health care provider with the patient’s ambulation. Also called gait belt. Compare transfer belt.

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Yellow fever vaccine

yellow fever vaccine, a vaccine produced from live, attenuated yellow fever virus grown in chick embryos. ▪ INDICATIONS: It is prescribed for immunization against yellow fever. ▪ CONTRAINDICATIONS: Immunosuppression, pregnancy, or known hypersensitivity to chicken or egg protein prohibits its use. ▪ ADVERSE EFFECTS: Among the more serious adverse effects are fever, malaise, and hypersensitivity reactions.

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Zymorphic

zymorphic  /zīmôr″fik/  [Gk, zyme, ferment, morphe, form], pertaining to fermentation properties. Also called zymorphous.

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Zymoprotein

zymoprotein  /-prō″tēn/  [Gk, zyme, ferment, proteios, first rank], 1. a yeast protein. 2. any protein that functions as an enzyme.

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Zymogen granules

zymogen granules  /zi″məjən/  [Gk, zyme, ferment, genein, to produce; L, granulum, little grain], granules found in some secretory exocrine cells. They contain the precursors of enzymes that become active after the granules leave the cell.

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Zymogen

zymogen, an inactive precursor that is converted into an active enzyme by action of an acid, another enzyme, or other means.

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