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Glossary of Medical Terms – J

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Jamaican Dogwood
A powerful sedative
Jaundice
A yellowing of the skin, sclerae, and other tissues due to excess circulating bilirubin. Mild jaundice, best seen by examining the sclerae in natural light, is usually detectable when serum bilirubin reaches 2 to 2.5 mg/dL, decreased ability to metabolize bilirubin
Jejunum
Section of the small intestine between the duodenum and ileum
JI
Jejunoileal
JIB
Jejunoileal Bypass
Joint Arthropathy
Any disease which effects the bony joints of the body
Joint Pain
Pain, swelling, stiffness, and/or warmth in your joints. In the absence of an injury, pain in one or more of your joints often is caused by inflammation or infection. Persistent pain or pain that occurs soon after a viral infection requires your doctor’s attention.
JS
Jejunal Segment
Jugale
Craniometric point at the union of the temporal and frontal processes of the zygomatic bone
Juxta
Combining form meaning situated near or adjoining

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