bilirubin

(redirected from Bilirubin metabolism)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

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.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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)]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
bilirubiini

bil·i·ru·bin

n. bilirrubina, pigmento rojo de la bilis.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bilirubin

n bilirrubina
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Previous studies demonstrated that a higher level of bilirubin was associated with a poor outcome in patients with liver failure because the dysfunctional liver exhibited deficient bilirubin metabolism, which demonstrates that the extent of damage to hepatocytes was extremely serious [8, 30].
Demina, "Racial variability in the UDP-glucuronosyltransferase 1 (UGT1A1) promoter: a balanced polymorphism for regulation of bilirubin metabolism?" Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol.
Bilirubin Metabolism, Unconjugated Hyperbilirubinemia, Physiological Neonatal Jaundice.
In premature infants, the peak may be 10 to 12mg/dL on the fifth day of life, possibly rising over 15mg/dL without any specific abnormality of bilirubin metabolism [5].
Faldaprevir is known to inhibit bilirubin metabolism and likely contributed to the 67 cases in the study.
Atsushi Miyawaki says the protein could be the "foothold" for lesser-known aspects of human health such as (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130613124227.htm) bilirubin metabolism and muscle physiology during endurance exercise.
CARLSBAD, Calif., February 12, 2013--International Stem Cell Corporation (OTCQB: ISCO) announced the conclusions from its study demonstrating the efficacy and safety of the hepatocyte-like cells (HLC) derived from human parthenogenetic stem cells (hpSC) in a well-established animal model of a congenital liver disorder associated with bilirubin metabolism.