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What is bilirubin?

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February 15, 2013 12:17PM

Bilirubin is a pigment in bile created during the breakdown of haemoglobin, which is then excreted from the body in bile. It is bilirubin which gives people the characteristic yellow colour in jaundice (whether that be caused by liver failure, obstruction or an increased breakdown of haemoglobin).
the liver