What is another word for jaundice?

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Jaundice is a medical condition that causes yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes due to high levels of bilirubin in the blood. There are several synonyms for the word "jaundice" including icterus, yellow fever, yellow skin, yellow eyes, and hepatitis. Icterus is derived from the Greek word "ikteros" meaning yellow and is often used interchangeably with jaundice in medical contexts. Yellow fever, however, is a separate viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes and causes symptoms including jaundice. Yellow skin and yellow eyes are also common ways to describe the characteristic yellowing associated with jaundice, while hepatitis refers to inflammation of the liver often resulting in jaundice as a symptom.

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Jaundice is a condition in which the yellowing of the skin and eyes is due to the build-up of bilirubin in the blood. Jaundice can occur with any type of injury or illness, but is most commonly a complication of pregnancy. The most common symptoms of jaundice are lightheadedness, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, and a yellowish color to the skin and eyes. Treatment usually involves reducing the bilirubin levels in the blood.

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