Brown atrophy of the heart
Brown atrophy of the heart is atrophy of the heart muscle (or myocardium) commonly found in the elderly. It is described as brown because fibers become pigmented by intracellular lipofuscin deposits (mostly around the cell nucleus) a type of lipochrome granule.
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- dictionary definition taken from Steadman's medical dictionary
- A page on cardiac atrophy mentioning brown atrophy
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