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Icterus

Icterus

(Science: clinical sign) The presence of jaundice seen in the sclera of the eye. Yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia.


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eye are window to your health?

In addition to jaundice/icterus, some other information of various (non-eye) diseases can be seen by looking in the eyes: retinopathy, for example, can indicate conditions such as advanced diabetes or hypertension. Furthermore, the state ...

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by biohazard
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:59 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: eye are window to your health?
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erythroblastosis fetalis

... distinct neonatal syndromes had been identified: fetal hydrops; fetal erythroblastosis with massive red-cell proliferation in fetal organs; icterus gravis familiaris, a severe neonatal jaundice that often affected subsequent infants; and severe anemia in surviving infants who had not had ...

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by Dr.Stein
Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:50 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: erythroblastosis fetalis
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