Definition of Hemosiderin

1. Noun. A granular brown substance composed of ferric oxide; left from the breakdown of hemoglobin; can be a sign of disturbed iron metabolism.

Exact synonyms: Haemosiderin
Terms within: Ferric Oxide
Generic synonyms: Pigment



Definition of Hemosiderin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) An abnormal microscopic pigment, formed of granules of a complex of iron hydroxides, protein and polysaccharides, that forms in tissues of patients having an excess of iron ¹

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Definition of Hemosiderin

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Medical Definition of Hemosiderin

1. A mammalian iron storage protein related to ferritin but less abundant. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hemosiderin

hemorrhages
hemorrhagic
hemorrhagic cyst
hemorrhagic fever
hemorrhagic septicemia
hemorrhagic stroke
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hemorrhoidals
hemorrhoidectomies
hemorrhoidectomy
hemorrhoids
hemosiderin (current term)
hemosiderins
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hemostases
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hemostatics
hemostats
hemotaphonomy
hemothorax
hemotoxic
hemotoxicity

Literary usage of Hemosiderin

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1. Diagnostic Methods, Chemical, Bacteriological and Microscopical: A Text-book by Ralph Waldo Webster (1920)
"hemosiderin. This yellow, orange, or brown pigment is a derivative of hemoglobin and contains iron. ..."

2. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1921)
"These additional statistics, showing the further occurrence of alcoholic hyalin and of hemosiderin, are of value. Slight cirrhosis. No cirrhosis. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1901)
"Where carbon is wanting the usual masses of hemosiderin are found, chiefly within the large " heart-failure cells " in the alveoli. ..."

4. Chemical Pathology: Being a Discussion of General Pathology from the by Harry Gideon Wells (1914)
"In infarcts hemosiderin soon disappears (Schmidt),54 presumably because ... According to Neumann, hemosiderin is produced only under the influence of living ..."

5. The Principles of Pathologic Histology by Frank Burr Mallory (1914)
"It arises from hemoglobin in solution and does not owe its origin like hemosiderin to vital activity. After formation, however ..."

6. The Principles of Pathologic Histology by Frank Burr Mallory (1914)
"It arises from hemoglobin in solution and does not owe its origin like hemosiderin to vital activity. After formation, however ..."

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