neuromelanin

noun
neu·​ro·​mel·​a·​nin | \ -ˈmel-ə-nən How to pronounce neuromelanin (audio) \

Medical Definition of neuromelanin

: a melanin pigment found especially in some dopaminergic neurons of the human substantia nigra

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