What is Infant Jaundice?

August 29, 2016

Infant jaundice is a yellow discoloration that happens in the baby’s eyes and skin. Infant jaundice occurs due to the babies blood containing high levels of bilirubin, a pigment of the blood that is yellow colored. Infant jaundice is a prevalent condition, especially in babies before the 38 week gestation period (preterm infants) and some children that are breastfed. Infant jaundice commonly occurs when the baby’s liver is not mature…

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Anatomy of the Liver

Il fegato pesa circa tre libbre.  Il secondo organo più grande del corpo è il fegato. Solo la pelle è un organo più grande e più pesante.
July 19, 2016

The Liver weights approximately three pounds. The second largest organ in the body is the liver. Only the skin is a larger and heavier organ. The liver has many critical functions such as digestion, immunity, metabolism and storage for essential nutrients in the body. These functions make the liver a very vital organ, which the tissues of the body, would die if they do not receive the nutrients and energy….

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