hypercarotenemia


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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.
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hy·per·car·o·te·ne·mi·a

(hīpĕr-kārŏ-tĕ-nēmē-ă)
Disorder marked by orange skin discoloration caused by excess carotenoids in the blood, usually from overconsumption of vegetables that contain Vitamin A (e.g., carrots).
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