a syndrome, characterised with a variety of liver, gallbladder and blood disorders, marked by the bile-pigment deposition in the skin, eye surfaces and excrements. The pigment, which is firstly observed in discolouration of the normally white areas of the eyes, is produced as bilirubin, a breakdown product of hemoglobin of red blood cells.

JAUNDICE: "Jaundice is associated with liver infections but can also be a reaction to drugs."
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