Ehlers-danlos-syndrome meaning

ā lərs-dăn lŏs, -däɴ-lōs
A group of hereditary disorders of the connnective tissue characterized by overelasticity and friability of the skin, excessive joint extensibility, and fragility of the cutaneous blood vessels.
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Any of a group of inherited connective tissue disorders caused by a defect in the synthesis of collagen, and resulting in abnormally elastic skin, joints, muscles, etc.
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Origin of ehlers-danlos-syndrome

  • Named after two doctors, Edvard Ehlers and Henri-Alexandre Danlos, who identified the syndrome at the turn of the 20th century.

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