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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.
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ur·o·chrome

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

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

(yūr'ō-krōm)
The principal pigment of urine, a compound of urobilin and a peptide of unknown structure.
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A spectrum of skin tones are seen in ESRD, ranging from pallor (secondary to anemia) or ashen cast (urochrome and carotinoid deposition) to hyperpigmentation of mucous membranes, palms, and soles (Avermaete, Altmeyer, & Bacharach Buhles, 2002).
Normal urine color, which ranges from clear to deep yellow, is influenced by the pigment urochrome. When urine volume is increased the color becomes pale.
The typical yellow-amber color is caused by urochrome and, to a lesser extent, uroerythrin or urobilin.