familial hypercholesterolemia


noun Pathology.

an inherited metabolic disorder caused by a lack or malfunction of receptors for the low-density lipoproteins that activate removal of cholesterol from the blood. Abbreviation: FH.

Nearby words

  1. familial fat-induced hyperlipemia,
  2. familial hemiplegic migraine,
  3. familial high-density lipoprotein deficiency,
  4. familial hyperbetalipoproteinemia,
  5. familial hyperbetalipoproteinemia and hyperprebetalipoproteinemia,
  6. familial hypercholesterolemia with hyperlipemia,
  7. familial hyperchylomicronemia,
  8. familial hyperchylomicronemia with hyperprebetalipoproteinemia,
  9. familial hyperlipoproteinemia,
  10. familial hyperprebetalipoproteinemia

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Medicine definitions for familial hypercholesterolemia

familial hypercholesterolemia

n.

type II familial hyperlipoproteinemia
hypercholesterolemia

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