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  • Jamshidi needle

    (jam-SHEE-dee NEE-dul)

    A condition in which the skin and the whites of the eyes become yellow, urine darkens, and the color of stool becomes lighter than normal. Jaundice occurs when the liver is not working properly or when a bile duct is blocked.

  • Jaundice

    (JAWN-dis)

    A condition in which the skin and the whites of the eyes become yellow, urine darkens, and the color of stool becomes lighter than normal. Jaundice occurs when the liver is not working properly or when a bile duct is blocked.

  • Joints

    (joynts)

    In medicine, the place where two or more bones are connected. Examples include the shoulder, elbow, knee, and jaw.

  • Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia

    JOO-veh-NILE MY-eh-loh-MAH-noh-SIH-tik loo-KEE-mee-uh

    A rare form of childhood leukemia in which cancer cells often spread into tissues such as the skin, lung, and intestines. Also called JMML.