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Disease Mucinoses

Name Mucinoses
Synonym Mucinosis
Definition Mucoid states characterized by the elevated deposition and accumulation of mucin (mucopolysaccharides) in dermal tissue. The fibroblasts are responsible for the production of acid mucopolysaccharides (GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS) in the ground substance of the connective tissue system. When fibroblasts produce abnormally large quantities of mucopolysaccharides as hyaluronic acid, chondroitin sulfate, or heparin, they accumulate in large amounts in the dermis.
Categories Connective tissue disease
MeSH® ID D017520
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DiseasesSkin and Connective Tissue Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Connective Tissue Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Mucinoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Mucinoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Ganglion Cysts
  Mucinosis, Follicular
View node Mucopolysaccharidoses Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Myxedema Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Scleredema Adultorum
  Scleromyxedema Has associated chemicals Has associated genes