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bil·i·ru·bin

 (bĭl′ĭ-ro͞o′bĭn, bĭl′ĭ-ro͞o′-)
n.
A reddish-yellow bile pigment, C33H36N4O6, derived from the degradation of heme.

[Latin bīlis, bile + ruber, red; see reudh- in Indo-European roots + -in.]

bilirubin

(ˌbɪlɪˈruːbɪn; ˌbaɪ-)
n
(Physiology) an orange-yellow pigment in the bile formed as a breakdown product of haemoglobin. Excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance associated with jaundice. Formula: C32H36O6N4
[C19: from bile1 + Latin ruber red + -in]

bil•i•ru•bin

(ˈbɪl əˌru bɪn, ˌbɪl əˈru bɪn)

n.
a reddish bile pigment, C33H36O6N4, resulting from the degradation of heme by reticuloendothelial cells in the liver and at a high level in the blood producing the yellow skin symptomatic of jaundice.
[< German Bilirubin (1864)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bilirubin - an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice
animal pigment - pigment occurring in animals
Translations
bilirubiini

bil·i·ru·bin

n. bilirrubina, pigmento rojo de la bilis.

bilirubin

n bilirrubina
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Normal values for serum bilirubin in adults, using traditional laboratory techniques, are measured in micromoles per litre ([micro]mol/L):
The ones with total bilirubin less than or equal to 2mg/dl comprised group A, while the ones whose total bilirubin was more than 2mg/dl was named group B.
The team developed an app called BiliScreen and with a smartphone's camera, it uses computer vision algorithms to detect levels of the chemical bilirubin in the whites of a person's eyes.
The association between elevated serum bilirubin levels and infectious diseases has been noted in certain studies.
Neonatal physiologic jaundice can be a result of increased bilirubin production secondary to accelerated destruction of erythrocytes or decreased excretory capacity secondary to low levels of ligandin which is a binding protein for bilirubin in hepatocytes and low activity of bilirubin-conjugating enzyme uridine diphosphoglucuronyltransferase (UDPGT).
BiliScreen uses a smartphone camera, computer vision algorithms and machine learning tools to detect increased bilirubin levels in a person's sclera, or the white part of the eye.
Research variables were AST/ALT ratio, prothrombin time, platelet conunt, serum albumin and serum bilirubin.
5) In some oxidative stress-mediated diseases, serum bilirubin concentrations are inversely correlated with cardiovascular diseases.
Patients and Methods: All neonates of both gender, having serum indirect bilirubin >13 mg/dl and born to mothers having O positive blood group who came to the hospital during the study period were enrolled.
Some studies have demonstrated no change in aspartate transaminase (AST) and alanine transaminase (ALT), but a rise in bilirubin levels.
Objective: To compare the mean decrease in serum bilirubin after intermittent versus continuous phototherapy in the treatment of jaundice neonatorum.
Contract awarded for total bilirubin methodology: wet chemistry; use: laboratory diagnosis; reactive: yes; area: chemistry.