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Lipofuscin

Definition

Lipofuscin is a brownish pigment 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.

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References

Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC. Cellular responses to stress and toxic insults: Adaptation, injury, and death. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC, eds. . 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2009:chap 1.

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