Deposition of dark brown pigment in cartilage, joint capsules and other tissues, usually as a result of alkaptonuria.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Ochronosis — Classification and external resources Homogentisic acid ICD 10 E …   Wikipedia

  • ochronosis — A rare, autosomal recessive disease characterized by alkapton uria with pigmentation of the cartilages and sometimes tissues such as muscle, epithelial cells, and dense connective tissue; may affect also the sclera, mucous …   Medical dictionary

  • ochronosis — noun An autosomal recessive metabolic disorder that causes an excess of homogentisic acid, resulting in adverse pigmentation, calcification, and inflammation of cartilaginous and related tissue throughout the body …   Wiktionary

  • ochronosis — n. (Medicine) yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes that is caused by the presence of melanin deposits in the connective or cartilage tissues as the result of a build up of homogentisic acid (characteristic of the disease alkaptonuria) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ochronosis — ochro·no·sis …   English syllables

  • ochronosis — n. the presence of brown black pigment in the skin, cartilage, and other tissues due to the abnormal accumulation of homogentisic acid that occurs in the metabolic disease alcaptonuria …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ochronosis — noun an accumulation of dark pigment in cartilage and other connective tissue; usually a symptom of alkaptonuria or phenol poisoning • Hypernyms: ↑symptom …   Useful english dictionary

  • exogenous ochronosis — ochronosis induced by exposure to chemicals such as phenolic compounds or hydroquinone …   Medical dictionary

  • pseudo-ochronosis — pseu·do ochro·no·sis (soo″do o kroґno sis) a condition resembling ochronosis, but not caused by a disorder of metabolism …   Medical dictionary

  • Охроноз (Ochronosis) — появление темно коричневых пигментных пятен на коже, хрящах и других тканях вследствие аномального скопления в них гомогентизиновой кислоты (наблюдается при заболевании, связанном с нарушением обмена веществ алкаптонурии). Источник: Медицинский… …   Медицинские термины

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