urochrome


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urochrome

 [u´ro-krōm]
a breakdown product of hemoglobin related to the bile pigments, found in the urine and responsible for its yellow color.

ur·o·chrome

(yūr'ō-krōm),
The principal pigment of urine, a compound of urobilin and a peptide of unknown structure.
Synonym(s): urian

urochrome

/uro·chrome/ (u´ro-krōm) the end product of hemoglobin breakdown, found in the urine and responsible for its yellow color.

urochrome

(yo͝or′ə-krōm′)
n.
The yellow pigment that determines the color of urine.

u·ro·chrome

(yūr'ō-krōm)
The principal pigment of urine, a compound of urobilin and a peptide of unknown structure.

urochrome

a breakdown product of hemoglobin related to the bile pigments, found in the urine and responsible for its yellow color.
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Normal urine color, which ranges from clear to deep yellow, is influenced by the pigment urochrome.
Other products typically clean the urea (the sticky substance in urine) and urochrome (which makes urine yellow) with detergents and masking agents, but leave the uric acid crystals firmly bonded to the surface of the stained area.
The typical yellow-amber color is caused by urochrome and, to a lesser extent, uroerythrin or urobilin.