Tuesday 4 May 2004
Bilirubin is the normal major pigment found in bile. It is derived from hemoglobin but contains no iron. Its normal formation and excretion are vital to health, and jaundice is a common clinical disorder caused by excesses of this pigment within cells and tissues. Bilirubin is a potent antioxidant but can be toxic at high concentrations.
bilirubin metabolism disorders
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