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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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When compared with the control group, ALT, AST, indirect bilirubin and LDH levels were found to be significantly higher in the case group.
Serum total bilirubin was 88 umol/l, indirect bilirubin was 82.
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.
However, the decrease of indirect bilirubin in G4 was still significantly higher than the control group.
Neonatal Jaundice was defined as serum indirect bilirubin level of more than 12mg/dl in term neonates measured in the laboratory.
Third, our study found that indirect bilirubin levels were higher than direct bilirubin levels in our patients, which could be explained by hemolysis occurring in the process.
In the follow-up performed in the external center where the delivery took place, moderate reticulocytosis, increased indirect bilirubin and decreased haptoglobulin which suggested chronic hemolysis were found.
The patients' data including age, sex, Body Surface Area, hematocrit level, direct and indirect bilirubin levels, hepatic enzymes (aspartate aminotransferase [AST], ALT, and alkaline phosphatase [ALP]), serum creatinine, ejection fraction, history of cardiovascular and cerebral diseases, and history of diabetes mellitus were recorded in a specific form.
However, as expected, total and indirect bilirubin were statistically associated with plasma concentration of ATV (r = 0.
Unconjugated bilirubin is bound to albumin by reaction with reagents and is known as indirect bilirubin.