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Jaundice

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Jaundice, abnormal yellowing of skin and the whites of the eyes caused by excess bilirubin, normally removed by the liver and excreted as bile, in the blood. Jaundice occurs with liver damage (hepatitis, late stages of cirrhosis) and when the bile ducts leading from the liver to the duodenum are obstructed by gallstones or by cancerous tumors.

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