carotenemia


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Related to carotenemia: lycopenemia

hypercarotenemia

 [hi″per-kar″ah-tĕ-ne´me-ah]
an elevated level of carotene in the blood, resulting from excessive ingestion of carotenoids or from decreased ability to convert carotenoids to vitamin A; it is often characterized by yellowing of the skin (see carotenosis). Called also carotenemia.

car·o·ten·e·mi·a

(kar'ō-te-nē'mē-ă),
Carotene in the blood, especially pertaining to increased quantities, which sometimes cause a pale yellow-red pigmentation of the skin that may resemble icterus.
Synonym(s): carotinemia, xanthemia

carotenemia

/car·o·ten·emia/ (kar″o-tĕ-ne´me-ah) hypercarotenemia.

carotenemia

(kăr′ə-tə-nē′mē-ə)
n.
The presence of excess carotene in the blood, often resulting in yellowing of the skin.

carotenemia

[kar′ətinē′mē·ə]
the presence of high levels of carotene in the blood, resulting in an abnormal yellow appearance of the plasma and skin. It differs from jaundice in that the conjunctivae are not discolored. It may be caused either by excessive consumption of carotene-containing foods or drinks, such as carrots or carrot juice, or from a decreased ability to convert the carotenoids to vitamin A. Also called pseudojaundice, xanthemia [zanthē′mē·ə] . See also jaundice.

carotenemia

Transient yellowing of skin due to excess dietary carotene, seen in infants fed too much carrots or adults consuming mucho carrots or beta carotene.

car·o·ten·e·mi·a

(kar'ŏ-tĕ-nē'mē-ă)
Carotene in the blood, especially pertaining to increased quantities, which sometimes cause a pale yellow-red pigmentation of the skin that may resemble icterus.
Synonym(s): xanthemia, carotenaemia.

car·o·ten·e·mi·a

(kar'ŏ-tĕ-nē'mē-ă)
Surfeit of blood carotene, which sometimes causes a pale yellow-red dermal pigmentation.
Synonym(s): carotinaemia.

carotenemia (ker´ətēnē´mēə),

n excess carotene in the blood, producing a pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes that resembles jaundice.

carotenemia

the presence of high levels of carotene in the blood.