A picture of an individual's chromosomes. The 23 pairs of chromosomes are organized according to size, location of the centromere, and the pattern
on each chromosome. See picture
Kegel exercises (pelvic floor muscle exercises)
An exercise performed to improve bladder control developed by
Dr Arnold Kegel. The exercises are carried out by repeatedly tightening and releasing the
pubococcygeal and levator ani muscles pelvic muscles (those muscles used to stop
the flow of urine).
Kell blood group
Classification of blood cells based on the presence of Kell antigens on the surface of
an individual's red
blood cells. The Kell antigens include
or K1 , Kpa,
A condition characterized by athetoid cerebral palsy, hearing
loss, vision abnormalities, and dental problems. Kernicterus is caused by very
high levels of bilirubin in the newborn.