Dictionary » M » Marfan syndrome

Marfan syndrome

Marfan syndrome

(Science: radiology) Connective-tissue disorder: autosomal dominant, 15% sporadic, cardiovascular system (probable cause of death in 93%), aortic aneurysm (mostly ascending), dilatation of aortic sinuses, aortic dissection, coarctation, musculoskeletal system, tall stature, long limbs, arachnodactyly, lax joints, scoliosis (60%) / kyphosis / pectus, eye, lens subluxation Cf: homocystinuria More info: marfan syndrome

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Re: two different color eyes

... has brown eyes and my dad has hazel eyes. I heard it could be linked to Marfan's syndrome? I have tendancies, but no idea how it could be linked! My fave lines are "did ...

See entire post
by Alex88
Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: two different color eyes
Replies: 141
Views: 299064


... lathyrismus, and thus had long and flexible fingers ;) Or maybe he had Marfan syndrome.I was teasing my friend that she has it because of long limbs(my sick sense of humor)

See entire post
by zami'87.
Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Extensibility of collagen
Replies: 7
Views: 4630

Re: Natural selection is proven wrong

... * Adrenal Hypoplasia Congenita * Adrenoleukodystrophy * Aicardi Syndrome * Alagille Syndrome * Albinism/Hypopigmentation * Alexander Disease ... * Lipid Storage Diseases * Long Q-T Syndrome * Macular Degeneration * Marfan Syndrome * Marshall Syndrome * McCune-Albright Syndrome * Menkes Disease ...

See entire post
by gamila
Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:16 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
Replies: 247
Views: 690191

heterozygote defective genes

... are characterised by a dominant or semi-dominant phenotype. In humans, Marfan syndrome is an example of a dominant negative mutation occurring in an autosomal dominant disease. ...

See entire post
by pohely
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: heterozygote defective genes
Replies: 6
Views: 2742

Evolution - Natural Selection FLAWED?

... result in physical deformities, in infirmities such as mongolism, Down syndrome, albinism, dwarfism or cancer. Needless to say, a process that leaves ... clinically in the days before molecular genetic analysis (such as Marfan's syndrome) are now being shown to be heterogeneous; that is, associated ...

See entire post
by Thermopylae
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution - Natural Selection FLAWED?
Replies: 9
Views: 25212
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,386 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link