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The Physiology of Blood

The Physiology of Blood

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A series of presentations which help inspire the undergraduate paramedical students to work on Human Physiology of Blood
A series of presentations which help inspire the undergraduate paramedical students to work on Human Physiology of Blood

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Published by: Dr.M.Anthony David on May 14, 2007
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NOMAD: BP: Jaundice I NOMAD: BP: Jaundice I11
 JAUNDICE JAUNDICE
ByByDr. M. Anthony David, MDDr. M. Anthony David, MDProfessor of PhysiologyProfessor of Physiology
 
NOMAD: BP: Jaundice I NOMAD: BP: Jaundice I22
WHAT IS JAUNDICE?WHAT IS JAUNDICE?
 
Also called as ICTERUS,HYPERBILIRUBINEMIA.
Defined as yellowishdiscoloration of:
Skin
Mucosa
Other tissues, eg. Cerebral Cortex,Kernictus (Erythroblastosis fetalis)
Why? Increase in the levels of Bilirubin:
Plasma
Tissue Fluids
 
NOMAD: BP: Jaundice I NOMAD: BP: Jaundice I33
BILIRUBIN BLOOD LEVELS
 
NORMAL BLOOD LEVELS OFBILIRUBIN:0.3 to 1.0 mg./dLt of blood.
LEVELS HIGHER THAN2.0 mg./dLtof blood cause JAUNDICE.
 JAUNDICE IS BOTH A:
 SYMPTOM: Patient or relative recognizesthe discoloration
SIGN: the doctor examines and finds itout.
INVESTIGATION: Urine & Blood levelsof Bilirubin.

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