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Disease Ochronosis

Name Ochronosis
Synonym Ochronoses
Definition The yellowish discoloration of connective tissue due to deposition of HOMOGENTISIC ACID (a brown-black pigment). This is due to defects in the metabolism of PHENYLALANINE and TYROSINE. Ochronosis occurs in ALKAPTONURIA, but has also been associated with exposure to certain chemicals (e.g., PHENOL, trinitrophenol, BENZENE DERIVATIVES).
Categories Pathology (process)
MeSH® ID D009794
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DiseasesPathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pathologic Processes Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Ochronosis

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Ochronosis
  Alkaptonuric ochronosis
  Ochronosis, hereditary