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melanosis

 [mel″ah-no´sis]
1. disordered melanin production, with darkening of the skin; called also melanism.
2. a disorder of pigment metabolism.
melanosis co´li brown-black discoloration of the mucosa of the colon.
melanosis i´ridis (melanosis of the iris) abnormal pigmentation of the iris by infiltration of melanoblasts.
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mel·a·no·sis co·'li

melanosis of the large intestinal mucosa due to accumulation of pigment of uncertain composition within macrophages in the lamina propria.
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A benign condition characterised by segmental or global darkening of the colonic mucosa coupled with chronic constipation, due to prolonged abuse of cascara/sagrada-type laxatives
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melanosis coli

Brown bowel syndrome A benign condition characterized by segmental or global darkening of the colonic mucosa coupled with chronic constipation, due to prolonged abuse of cascara/sagrada-type laxatives Clinical Abdominal pain, pancreatitis, biliary atresia, cirrhosis, peptic ulcer disease, mucoviscidosis. See Laxative.
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mel·a·no·sis co·li

(mel'ă-nō'sis kō'lī)
Melanosis of the large intestinal mucosa due to accumulation of pigment of uncertain composition within macrophages in the lamina propria.
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