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Bilirubin

Descriptions of Bilirubin

Bilirubin: A bile pigment that is a degradation product of HEME.
Source: Diseases Database

Bilirubin : bile pigment that is a degradation product of heme.
Source: CRISP

Summary Information: Bilirubin

Bilirubin: Bilirubin is the product of the breakdown of old red blood cells and one of the components of bile. Bilirubin is mixed into bile in the liver and has a yellowish color. Bilirubin is carried into the digestive system in bile and is mixed with feces and excreted. A small amount is also excreted in the urine. Bilirubin gives bile and urine its yellowish color and feces their brown pigment. Bilirubin also gives old bruises (hematomas) their green and yellow coloring as red blood cells that have leaked from damaged capillaries into tissues begin to breakdown and reabsorb into the bloodstream.

There are two types of bilirubin: direct Bilirubin and indirect Bilirubin. Conditions related to bilirubin production and excretion include jaundice, hyperbilirubinemia, kernicterus, gallstones, cholangitis, cholecystitis, biliary cirrhosis and biliary duct cancer.

Closely Related Organs: Bilirubin

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Bilirubin

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Other Names: Bilirubin

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Sub Parts: Bilirubin

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Bilirubin

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