CF; Cystic Fibrosis Research Directions; Fibrocystic Disease of Pancreas; Mucoviscidosis 

AKU; Alcaptonuria; Alkaptonuric ochronosis; Homogentisic acid oxidase deficiency; Homogentisic acidura; Ochronosis; Ochr... 

A common hereditary disease in which exocrine (secretory) glands produce abnormally thick mucus. This mucus can cause problems in digestion, breathing, and body cooling.

Alkaptonuria is an inherited condition that causes urine to turn black when exposed to air. Ochronosis, a buildup of dark pigment in connective tissues such as cartilage and skin, is also characteristic of the disorder. People with alkaptonuria typically develop arthritis in adulthood, particularly in the spine and large joints.