hyperbilirubinemia

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hyperbilirubinemia

[hahy-per-bil-uh-roo-buh-nee-mee-uh]
noun Pathology.
an abnormally high level of bilirubin in the blood, manifested by jaundice, anorexia, and malaise, occurring in association with liver disease and certain hemolytic anemias.


Origin:
1920–25; hyper- + bilirubin + -emia

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hyperbilirubinemia hy·per·bil·i·ru·bi·ne·mi·a (hī'pər-bĭl'ĭ-rōō'bə-nē'mē-ə)
n.
An abnormally high concentration of bilirubin in the blood.

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Hyperbilirubinemia is a common problem for term and preterm newborns in intensive care nurseries around the world.
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