physiologic jaundice

a transitory jaundice that affects some infants for the first few days after birth.

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  • physiologic jaundice — mild neonatal jaundice in the first few days after birth; it normally resolves spontaneously as the infant s body systems mature …   Medical dictionary

  • physiologic jaundice — Pathol. a transitory jaundice that affects some infants for the first few days after birth …   Useful english dictionary

  • jaundice — /jawn dis, jahn /, n., v., jaundiced, jaundicing. n. 1. Also called icterus. Pathol. yellow discoloration of the skin, whites of the eyes, etc., due to an increase of bile pigments in the blood, often symptomatic of certain diseases, as hepatitis …   Universalium

  • Jaundice — Yellowish staining of the skin and sclerae (the whites of the eyes) by abnormally blood high levels of the bile pigment bilirubin. The yellowing extends to other tissues and body fluids. Jaundice was once called the morbus regius (the regal… …   Medical dictionary

  • nonhemolytic jaundice — jaundice caused by an abnormality in metabolism of bilirubin by the liver cells, so that there is excessive unconjugated bilirubin in the blood. The various forms include Crigler Najjar, Dubin Johnson, Gilbert, and Rotor syndromes, as well as… …   Medical dictionary

  • Neonatal jaundice — Yellowish staining of the skin and whites of the newborn’s eyes (sclerae) by pigment of bile (bilirubin). In newborn babies a degree of jaundice is normal. It is due to the breakdown of red blood cells (which release bilirubin into the blood) and …   Medical dictionary

  • Icterus — Jaundice. At least one medical dictionary defines icterus as the presence of jaundice seen in the sclera of the eye. This is incorrect. Icterus is synonymous with jaundice. They are one and the same thing. Curiously, both icterus and jaundice… …   Medical dictionary

  • Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia — Elevation of the bilirubin level in the blood of the newborn, which results in yellowish staining of the skin and whites of the newborn’s eyes (sclerae) by pigment of bile (bilirubin). In newborn babies a degree of jaundice is normal. It is due… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hyperbilirubinemia, neonatal — Elevation of the bilirubin level in the blood of the newborn, which results in yellowish staining of the skin and whites of the newborn’s eyes (sclerae) by pigment of bile (bilirubin). In newborn babies a degree of jaundice is normal. It is due… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperbilirubinemia — noun abnormally high amounts of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood • Hypernyms: ↑pathology • Hyponyms: ↑hyperbilirubinemia of the newborn, ↑neonatal hyperbilirubinemia • Part Holonyms: ↑jaundice, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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