Fibrocartilage - tissue Fibrocartilage Elastic Cartilage...

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tissue Fibrocartilage Elastic Cartilage Elastic Cartilage * provides strength and maintains strength of certain organs * chondrocytes are located in a threadlike network of elastic fibers within the matrix. (epiglottis, external ear, eustachian tube) Bone (Osseous) Tissue MARFAN SYNDROME * A heritable disorder of fibrous connective tissue. * Since the syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion with a high degree of penetrance, other family members are frequently found to be affected. * The cardinal features occur in 3 * Systems skeletal * ocular * cardiovascular MARFAN SYNDROME * publicized in sport magazines because of the sudden, untimely deaths of Olympic volleyball player Flo Hyman and collegiate basketball player Chris Patton who had this condition. * More than 50,000 people in the United States have the Marfan syndrome. MARFAN SYNDROME * The number and severity of symptoms vary from person to person. * The lenses that enable the eyes to focus on objects can be intact or dislocated (off center).
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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