bilirubin

Red-brown pigment found in bile, formed by breakdown of haemoglobin.

bilirubin

[n] - an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin
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bilirubin

Bilirubin is a by-product of the normal breakdown of old red blood cells. Some newborn babies cannot metabolise it quickly enough, so it builds up under the skin to cause a harmless and temporary type of jaundice. If the bilirubin levels get too high it is stored in the brain and can cause brain damage, which is why some newborns are treated under ...
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Bilirubin

Yellow pigment in blood, which gives a yellow colouring to the skin.
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bilirubin

Orange-yellow pigment, a breakdown product of heme-containing proteins (hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes), which circulates in the blood plasma bound to al...
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Bilirubin

the orange-yellow pigment in bile, causing jaundice if it builds up in the blood and skin; the levels of bilirubin in the blood are used to diagnose liver disease
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Bilirubin

A waste product of hemoglobin recycling, it is primarily excreted in feces, oxidizing into that familiar brown color (except for beets).
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Bilirubin

Bilirubin: A yellow-orange compound produced by the breakdown of hemoglobin from red blood cells. Common Misspellings: billirubin
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Bilirubin

Bil`i·ru'bin noun [ Latin bilis biel + ruber red.] (Physiol.) A reddish yellow pigment present in human bile, and in that from carnivorous and herbivorous animals; the normal biliary pigment.
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bilirubin

<biochemistry> A pigment produced when the liver processes waste products. A high bilirubin level causes yellowing of the skin. ... (16 Dec 1997) ...
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bilirubin

hematoidin noun an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice
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bilirubin

(bil″ĭ-roo´bin) a yellow to orange bile pigment produced by the breakdown of heme and reduction of biliverdin; it normally circulates in plasma and is taken up by liver cells and conjugated to form bilirubin diglucuronide, the water-soluble pigment excreted in the bile. conjugated biliru...
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Bilirubin

• (n.) A reddish yellow pigment present in human bile, and in that from carnivorous and herbivorous animals; the normal biliary pigment.
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bilirubin

a brownish yellow pigment of bile, secreted by the liver in vertebrates, which gives to solid waste products (feces) their characteristic colour. It ... [13 related articles]
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bilirubin

bilirubin 1. An orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice. 2. A pigment produced when the liver processes waste products. A high bilirubin level causes yellowing of the skin.
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bilirubin

Type: Term Pronunciation: bil′i-rū′bin Definitions: 1. A yellow bile pigment found as sodium bilirubinate (soluble), or as an insoluble calcium salt in gallstones; formed from hemoglobin during normal and abnormal destruction of erythrocytes by the reticuloendothelial system; a bilin with substituents on the 2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17,...
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Bilirubin

An orange-red bile pigment that is formed from the normal breakdown of hemoglobin. Excessive amounts of bilirubin in an infant leads to jaundice. Narrower term(s): Jaundice
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BILIRUBIN

A yellow bile pigment, a breakdown product of recycled hemoglobin from red blood cells; the pigment causing jaundice.
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bilirubin

(bil;u1-roo;bin) Bile pigment derived from the breakdown of the heme portion of hemoglobin.
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bilirubin

Substance formed when red blood cells are broken down. Bilirubin is part of the bile, which is made in the liver and is stored in the gallbladder. The abnormal buildup of bilirubin causes jaundice.
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Bilirubin

Bilirubin (formerly referred to as haematoidin) is the yellow breakdown product of normal heme catabolism. Heme is found in hemoglobin, a principal component of red blood cells. Bilirubin is excreted in bile and urine, and elevated levels may indicate certain diseases. It is responsible for the yellow color of bruises, the background straw-yellow ...
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BILIRUBIN

a yellowish pigment released when red blood cells are broken down. Normally bilirubin is processed and excreted by the liver. An excess level of bilirubin in the blood (hyperbilirubinemia) may indicate liver damage, and can lead to jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes), pale-colored stools, and dark urine. A normal bilirubin level...
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bilirubin

A substance produced when old red blood cells are destroyed in the body. Abnormal amounts of bilirubin cause jaundice and are caused by breakdown of large numbers of red blood cells or by disease of the liver or gall bladder.
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Bilirubin

Pigment in the blood, urine, and bile that results from the normal breakdown of hemoglobin in the red blood cells.
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Bilirubin

Breakdown product of pigment formed in the liver from hemoglobin during the destruction of red blood cells.
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