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familial hypercholesterolemia

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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.
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familial hypercholesterolemia

n.
type II familial hyperlipoproteinemia
hypercholesterolemia
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