Yellowish staining of the skin and whites of the newborn’s eyes (sclerae) by pigment of bile (bilirubin). In newborn babies a degree of jaundice is normal. It is due to the breakdown of red blood cells (which release bilirubin into the blood) and to the immaturity of the newborn’s liver (which cannot effectively metabolize the bilirubin and prepare it for excretion into the urine). Normal physiologic jaundice of the newborn typically appears between the 2nd and 5th days of life and clears with time.
Physiologic jaundice of the newborn is also referred to as neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and neonatal jaundice.
- Physiologic stress test
Although there can be a diversity of physiologic stress tests, this refers here to a physiologic cardiac stress test in which certain medications are administered that stimulate the heart to mimic the physiologic effects of exercise. One of these medications is dobutamine, which is similar to adrenaline. Dobutamine is carefully administered to gradually increase the […]
The study of how living organisms function, including such processes as nutrition, movement, and reproduction.
A plant compound that is thought to have health-protecting qualities. Also known as phytonutrient.
Inflammation of the skin caused by a plant. The basic clinical patterns of phytodermatitis are allergic phytodermatitis, photophytodermatitis, irritant contact dermatitis, pharmacologic injury, and mechanical injury.
Carotenoids, Flavonoids (Polyphenols), including Isoflavones (Phytoestrogens), Inositol Phosphates (Phytates), Lignans (Phytoestrogens), Isothiocyanates and Indoles, Phenols and Cyclic Compounds, Saponins, Sulfides and Thiols, and Terpenes.