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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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Review Date: 02/17/2011
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org)