cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis

[ sĕr′ə-brō-tĕndə-nəs, sə-rē′brō- ]


An inherited disorder associated with the deposition of a form of cholesterol in the brain and other tissues and with elevated levels of cholesterol in plasma but with normal total cholesterol level; it is characterized by progressive cerebellar ataxia beginning after puberty and by juvenile cataracts, and tendinous or tuberous xanthomas.

Nearby words

  1. cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea,
  2. cerebrospinal meningitis,
  3. cerebrospinal nervous system,
  4. cerebrospinal pressure,
  5. cerebrospinant,
  6. cerebrotomy,
  7. cerebrotonia,
  8. cerebrovascular,
  9. cerebrovascular accident,
  10. cerebrum

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