Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
What is bilirubin?
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).