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Lipofuscin


Definition

This brownish pigment is left over from the breakdown and absorption of damaged blood cells.

Lipofuscin is found in heart muscle and smooth muscles and is also called the "aging" pigment.

Update Date: 5/23/2003

David Webner, M.D., Department of Family Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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