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icterus neonato´rum jaundice in newborn infants, as seen in erythroblastosis fetalis. Called also neonatal jaundice and jaundice of the newborn.
icterus prae´cox mild jaundice developing within the first 24 hours of life (before physiologic jaundice normally occurs), due to ABO blood group incompatibility between mother and infant; it usually clears rapidly and spontaneously, only occasionally resulting in hemolytic disease.
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jaun·dice(jawn'dis), Avoid the redundant phrase yellow jaundice.
A yellowish staining of the integument, sclerae, deeper tissues, and excretions with bile pigments, resulting from increased levels in the plasma.
[Fr. jaune, yellow]
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icterusJaundice, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. A yellowish staining of the integument, sclerae, and deeper tissues and of the excretions with bile pigments, which are increased in plasma.
2. Symptom of various disorders, including liver disease.
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icterusAn alternative term for JAUNDICE. The Roman author Pliny, the Elder, believed that jaundice could be cured by gazing on the small yellow bird, the oriole. Icteros is the Greek word for a yellow bird.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Another name for jaundice.
Mentioned in: Jaundice
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
A yellowish staining of the integument, sclerae, deeper tissues, and excretions with bile pigments, due to increased plasma bile levels.
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