Marfan syndrome


Marfan syndrome
A genetic disorder of the connective tissue that causes defects in the heart valves and aorta.
See Also: marfanoid

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  • Marfan syndrome — Marfan redirects here. For the person after whom the syndrome is named, see Antoine Marfan. Marfan syndrome Classification and external resources Micrograph demonstrating myxomatous degeneration of the aorti …   Wikipedia

  • Marfan syndrome — [mär′fan] n. [after Antonin Marfan (1858 1942), Fr physician, who first described it (1892)] a hereditary disorder characterized by abnormalities of the blood circulation and the eyes, abnormally long bones in the limbs, and very mobile joints:… …   English World dictionary

  • Marfan syndrome — Marfan syndrome. См. синдром Марфана. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Marfan syndrome — Inherited disorder characterized by long fingers and toes, dislocation of the lens, and aortic wall weakness and aneurysm. Parents with Marfan syndrome have a 50 percent chance of passing it on to each child. There is not yet a genetic test for… …   Medical dictionary

  • Marfan syndrome — /mahr fan, mahr fan /, Pathol. a hereditary disorder characterized by abnormally elongated bones, esp. in the extremities, hypermotility of the joints, and circulatory and eye abnormalities. [named after Antonin Bernard Marfan (1858 1942), French …   Universalium

  • Marfan syndrome — noun Etymology: Antonin Bernard Jean Marfan died 1942 French pediatrician Date: circa 1923 a disorder of connective tissue that is inherited as a dominant trait and is characterized by abnormal elongation of the long bones and often by ocular and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Marfan syndrome — Mar′fan syn drome [[t]ˈmɑr fæn, mɑrˈfæn[/t]] n. pat a hereditary disorder characterized by abnormally elongated bones, hypermotility of the joints, and circulatory and eye abnormalities • Etymology: after Antonin Bernard Marfan (1858–1942),… …   From formal English to slang

  • Marfan syndrome — Dominant disorder of connective tissue in which limbs are excessively long and loose jointed. Probably a collagen fibril assembly disorder since it can be mimicked in mice by aminonitriles that interfere with crosslinking …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • marfan syndrome — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dennie–Marfan syndrome — is a syndrome in which there is association of spastic paraplegia of the lower limbs and mental retardation in children with congenital syphilis. Both sexes are affected, and the onset of the disease can be acute or insidious, with slow… …   Wikipedia


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