Aetiology—pathologic Hematin, dipyrrole—from unstable haemoglobin—homogentisic acid, melanin, myoglobin, porphyrin, myoglobin,
Aetiology—nonpathologic/physiological Aloin, beets, cascara, chloroquine, cresol, drugs—azo gantricin, methylene blue—aniline dyes, fuschin, menses, iron, metronidazole, niridazole, nitrofurantoin, rhubarb, salol, methoxazole, sulfonamides
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brownish urineUrology Dark urine due to excretion of various substances, which can be 'physiological'—beets, drugs–azo gantricin, methylene blue, aniline dyes, fuschin, menses, or 'pathologic'–dipyrrole–from unstable Hb, RBCs, Hb, homogentisic acid, melanin, myoglobin, porphyrin
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