bilirubin

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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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01% conjugated bilirubin was mixed with 10mg/mL plankton extract for 24 hours.
McIntosh and Stenson (2008) outline that conjugated bilirubin is excreted into bile and then transported to the small intestine where it is then broken down by bacteria in the intestine.
Each step in the metabolism of haeme to conjugated bilirubin involves enzymes.
Because conjugated bilirubin does not cross the placenta from the fetal into the maternal circulation, it is excreted into the fetal bile or amniotic fluid, where it is then transferred to the maternal circulation.
Laboratory investigations revealed evidence of obstructive jaundice with serum total bilirubin of 16 mg/dL and conjugated bilirubin 8.
He also had an elevated total bilirubin of 62 [micro]mol/l (normal=2-26 [micro]mol/l) and elevated conjugated bilirubin of 11 [micro]mol/l (normal=1-7 [micro]mol/l).
Indeed, most parents and health care providers do not seek further investigation for infants with prolonged jaundice, despite the recommendations of the Canadian Pediatric Society (CPS) that infants who are jaundiced beyond two weeks of age should have a measurement of total and conjugated bilirubin.
Liver function tests confirmed an obstructive jaundice (total bilirubin 122 [micro]mol/l , conjugated bilirubin 76 [micro]mol/l, gamma-glutamyl tranferase 394 U/l, and alkaline phosphatase 670 U/l).
Other pertinent laboratory results included the following values: conjugated bilirubin, 214 [micro]mol/L; unconjugated bilirubin, 29 [micro]mol/L; serum creatinine, 71 [micro]mol/L; plasma free hemoglobin, 546 mg/L; lactate dehydrogenase, 5881 U/L; and reticulocyte count, 3.
This will include measurements of total and conjugated bilirubin, urine screening, assessment for G6PD deficiency if appropriate, ensuring the Guthrie test has been performed to exclude congenital hypothyroidism, (6) and investigations to determine other possible causes.