yellow discoloration of the skin and whites of the
eyes caused by the inability of the liver to break down the pigment bilirubin.
Jaundice is often associated with liver damage or disease (e.g., hepatitis),
with gallbladder disease, and with the excessive destruction of red blood
Jaundice NCI A condition in which the skin and the whites of the eyes become yellow, urine darkens, and the color of stool becomes lighter than normal. Jaundice occurs when the liver is not working properly or when a bile duct is blocked.
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