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Introduction: Melanin

Description of Melanin

Melanin: Dark pigmentation that occurs in the hair, skin and eyes.

Melanin: The substance that gives color to skin and eyes.
Source: National Institute of Health

Melanin: amorphous, nonproteinaceous pigment responsible for the brown hue of eyes, skin, hair, various tumors, and certain internal structures including the substantia nigra of the brain.
Source: CRISP

Melanin: Insoluble polymers of TYROSINE derivatives found in and causing darkness in skin (SKIN PIGMENTATION), hair, and feathers providing protection against SUNBURN induced by SUNLIGHT. CAROTENES contribute yellow and red coloration.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Melanin

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

The term Melanin can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Melanin

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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