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Bible DictionaryAids Glossary
yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the eyes caused by the inability of the liver to break down the pigment bilirubin. Jaundice is often associated with liver damage or disease (e.g., hepatitis), with gallbladder disease, and with the excessive destruction of red blood cells.
Bible DictionaryGlossary of HIV(AIDS)-Related Terms
Yellow pigmentation of the skin and whites of the eyes caused by elevated blood levels of bilirubin. The condition is associated with either liver or gallbladder disease or excessive destruction of red blood cells.
Bible DictionaryNCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
[JAWN-dis]A condition in which the skin and the whites of the eyes become yellow, urine darkens, and the color of stool becomes lighter than normal. Jaundice occurs when the liver is not working properly or when a bile duct is blocked.
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Bible DictionaryNIDDK Digestive Diseases Dictionary
(JAWN-dus) A symptom of many disorders. Jaundice causes the skin and eyes to turn yellow from too much bilirubin in the blood. See also Hyperbilirubinemia.
By NDDIC, a service of the NIDDK,NIH
Bible DictionaryHepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
A yellowing of the skin, sclerae, and other tissues due to excess circulating bilirubin. Mild jaundice, best seen by examining the sclerae in natural light, is usually detectable when serum bilirubin reaches 2 to 2.5 mg/dL, decreased ability to metabolize bilirubin

 

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