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physiologic jaundice

noun, Pathology
a transitory jaundice that affects some infants for the first few days after birth. Unabridged
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  • It is a type of physiologic or exaggerated physiologic jaundice.
  • Normal physiologic jaundice made worse by inadequate caloric intake.
physiologic jaundice in Medicine

physiologic jaundice n.
Mild jaundice of newborns caused mainly by functional immaturity of the liver. Also called physiologic icterus.

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