Jaundice & liver function

IB Biology: Jaundice & liver function

Jaundice is a yellow decolouration of the skin and the whites of the eyes, caused by a build up of bile pigment (bilirubin). This activity puts student in the role of a junior doctor, examining a patient with Jaundice, and exploring the causes and consequences. A second activity reviews the recycling of red blood cells (erythrocytes) in the liver and also how this process causes a surprising range of colours in bruises...


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