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Related to stercobilinogen: urobilinogen
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Noun1.stercobilinogen - a chromogen formed in the intestine from the breakdown of bilirubin; yields urobilins on oxidation; some is excreted in the feces and some is resorbed and excreted in bile or urine
chromogen - a compound that can be converted to a pigment
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Once bilirubin is secreted into the small bowel, it is metabolized by bacteria into urobilinogen and stercobilinogen. These molecules are later catabolized to urobilin and stercobilin, which stain stools yellow-brown.
Underlying Hb in submucosa Urobilinogen and stercobilinogen Smooth muscle Little myoglobin, Hb, unknown?
Convert urobilinogen to stercobilinogen, which is excreted in the faeces as stercobilin and imparts the brown colour to faecal matter.