Glossary – Drugs in Pregnancy and LactationBilirubin – A pigment present in the liver juice or bile
Contraindication - A condition in which a drug or a procedure should absolutely not be used as its beneficial effects are outweighed by its adverse or toxic actions
Ergotism – A condition caused by ergot alkaloids where the patient has reduced blood supply to the fingers and toes leading to gangrene
Gray Baby Syndrome – Condition caused by chloramphenicol wherein the baby vomits, has a distended abdomen, has difficulty in breathing, circulation stops and finally may result in death.
Kernicterus – Increased bilirubin levels in the blood affecting the brain
Neuropathy – Damage to nerves
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