urobilinogenmedical dictionary


A colourless compound formed in the intestines by the reduction of bilirubin. Some is excreted in the feces where it is oxidised to urobilin. Some is reabsorbed and re-excreted in the bile as bilirubin. at times, it is re-excreted in the urine, where it may be later oxidised to urobilin.

Chemical name: 21H-Biline-8,12-dipropanoic acid, 2,17-diethyl-1,4,5,10,15,16,19,22,23,24-decahydro-3,7,13,18-tetramethyl-1,19-dioxo-

(12 Dec 1998)

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