Hyperbilirubinemia

Summary

A condition characterized by an abnormal increase of BILIRUBIN in the blood, which may result in JAUNDICE. Bilirubin, a breakdown product of HEME, is normally excreted in the BILE or further catabolized before excretion in the urine. [from MeSH]

Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)1

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Higher-than-normal amount of bilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a substance formed when red blood cells break down.

Source: NCI Cancer Glossary2

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Hyperbilirubinemia: An increased amount of bilirubin in the blood.3

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Hyperbilirubinemia: A condition characterized by an abnormal increase of Bilirubin in the blood, which may result in Jaundice. Bilirubin, a breakdown product of Heme, is normally excreted in the Bile or further catabolized before excretion in the urine.4

Synonyms and Related Terms

Synonyms of Hyperbilirubinemia:

  • High blood bilirubin levels
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Categories

Category of Hyperbilirubinemia:

  • Abnormality of metabolism/homeostasis
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References

  1. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ C0020433/ 
  2. Source: NCI Cancer Glossary, National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH
  3. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  4. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  5. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  6. ibid.
  7. [from HPO]
  8. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN003226/ 
  9. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ condition/ citrullinemia
  10. Source: GARD (NIH): rarediseases.info.nih.gov/ diseases/ 9280/ hardikar-syndrome

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