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Marfan Syndrome

National Marfan Foundation

Learn common terms associated with Marfan syndrome, leading to an increased understanding of what people living with the disorder experience on an ongoing basis.

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Across
1.pneumothorax, or collapsed _____, can be a serious complication of Marfan syndrome
5.the basic physical and functional unit of heredity
7._____ excavatum or carinatum, deformities of the breastbone, also called funnel chest or pigeon breast
8.Marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in the fibrillin gene on _____ 15 in the human genome
10.bone and joint doctor
12.a tear in the inner lining of the aorta (2 Words)
14.spider fingers
17.heart doctor
18.the large blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart
20.part of the heart that regulated blood flow by opening and closing with each heartbeat (2 Words)
21.dislocated _____ of the eye is a common feature in Marfan syndrome and can cause severe vision problems
22.Jonathan Larson, creator of the hit musical _____ died of Marfan related causes before his show even opened
23.a curving of the _____ is called scoliosis
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1.U.S. president thought by some to have had marfan syndrome
2.in biology, the study of inheritance
3.an abnormal ballooning of a blood vessel
4.bones and joints
6.a painless test that uses sound waves to take pictures of the heart and blood vessels
9.eye doctor
11.tissue that provides support and structure throughout the body (2 Words)
13.flat feet, also called _____ _____, that may be larger than normal make it difficult to find shoes that fit (2 Words)
15.extremities (3 Words)
16.a protein that is essential for the formation of elastic fibers found in connective tissue
19.Antoine _____ is the French pediatrician who first identified the disorder

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