bile

a fluid made by your liver to digest fat

green / bright yellow coloured liquid that is released by the liver and stored in the gall bladder. It is released on and off into the stomach

bilirubin

A brownish yellow substance that is released from your old red blood cells when they are naturally broken down by your liver.  Bilirubin is found in bile. It is removed from the body through your stool (feces). Too much bilirubin in your bloodstream can cause jaundice.  Jaundice will show as yellow coloring in your skin.

blood culture

blood test to look for infection in your blood

blood pressure (BP)

the force of blood pushing out on your artery walls

the pressure of the blood within the arteries. A blood pressure cuff is used to measure this pressure which is produced primarily by the contraction of the heart muscle. Its measurement is recorded by two numbers -  the first (systolic pressure) is measured after the heart contracts and is highest and the second (diastolic pressure) is measured before the heart contracts and is the lowest. High blood pressure is called "hypertension".

bradycardia

slow heartbeat

heart rate of less than 100 bpm, may be happen with apnea or colour change.

breast pump

machine designed to remove milk from a woman's breasts.

bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)

premature infant's chronic lung disease usually caused by mechanical ventilation and lung infections.