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.
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Words nearby familial hypercholesterolemia
familial fat-induced hyperlipemia, familial hemiplegic migraine, familial high-density lipoprotein deficiency, familial hyperbetalipoproteinemia, familial hyperbetalipoproteinemia and hyperprebetalipoproteinemia, familial hypercholesterolemia, familial hypercholesterolemia with hyperlipemia, familial hyperchylomicronemia, familial hyperchylomicronemia with hyperprebetalipoproteinemia, familial hyperlipoproteinemia, familial hyperprebetalipoproteinemia
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Medical definitions for familial hypercholesterolemia
type II familial hyperlipoproteinemia
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