"Ochronosis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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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).
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[Alkaptonuria-ochronosis]. Rev Prat. 1974 Apr 01; 24(19):1793-6, 1799.
[Ochronotic rheumatism. Apropos of a personal care]. Rev Rhum Mal Osteoartic. 1973 Nov; 40(11):665-8.