bilirubin

(BIH-lih-ROO-bin)

Substance formed when red blood cells are broken down. Bilirubin is part of the bile, which is made in the liver and is stored in the gallbladder. The abnormal buildup of bilirubin causes jaundice.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "bilirubin"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "bilirrubina"

Sustancia que se forma cuando los glóbulos rojos se descomponen. La bilirrubina forma parte de la bilis, que se produce en el hígado y se almacena en la vesícula biliar. La acumulación anormal de bilirrubina causa ictericia.