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Kartagener's syndrome

noun Kar·ta·ge·ner's syndrome \ kär-ˈtä-gə-nərz- , ˌkär-tə-ˈgā-nərz- \

medical Definition of Kartagener's syndrome

:an abnormal condition inherited as an autosomal recessive trait and characterized by situs inversus, abnormalities in the protein structure of cilia, and chronic bronchiectasis and sinusitis

Biographical Note for kartagener's syndrome

  • Kartagener \ˈkär-tä-ˌgā-nər\, Manes (1897–1975), Swiss physician. Kartagener published his description of Kartagener's syndrome in 1933. He also published various papers on pulmonary and blood-circulation diseases.

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