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Jaundice: Quiz


Question 1: The most common causes are ________ in the common bile duct, and pancreatic cancer in the head of the pancreas.
GallstoneAscending cholangitisHepatitisCholecystitis

Question 2: Post-hepatic jaundice, also called obstructive jaundice, is caused by an interruption to the drainage of ________ in the biliary system.
Human gastrointestinal tractSecretinDigestionBile

Question 3: Pre-hepatic jaundice is caused by anything which causes an increased rate of hemolysis (breakdown of ________).
Blood plasmaRed blood cellHematologyPlatelet

Question 4: It can either be further converted into stercobilinogen, which is then oxidized to stercobilin and passed out in the ________, or it can be reabsorbed by the intestinal cells, transported in the blood to the kidneys, and passed out in the urine as the oxidised product urobilin.
CoprophagiaFecesHuman fecesToilet

Question 5: The globin portion, a protein, is degraded into ________ and plays no role in jaundice.
L-DOPAAmino acid synthesisMetabolismAmino acid

Question 6: In tropical countries, ________ can cause jaundice in this manner.
MalariaPlasmodium falciparumAIDSBabesiosis

Question 7: Neonatal jaundice is usually harmless: this condition is often seen in ________ around the second day after birth, lasting until day 8 in normal births, or to around day 14 in premature births.
Attachment theoryInfantPrenatal developmentPregnancy

Question 8: The hemoglobin is phagocytosed by macrophages, and split into its ________ and globin portions.
MetalloproteinAdenosine triphosphateHemeCofactor (biochemistry)

Question 9: The next step is the reduction of biliverdin to a yellow color tetrapyrol pigment called ________ by cytosolic enzyme biliverdin reductase.
Reference ranges for blood testsHaptoglobinBilirubinHemoglobin

Question 10: Cellular contents, including ________, are subsequently released into the blood.
HemoglobinArterial blood gasGlycated hemoglobinSerum iron


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