Tangier disease

[ tăn-jîr ]

n.

An inheritable disorder of lipid metabolism characterized by almost complete absence from plasma of high-density lipoproteins, by storage of cholesterol esters in foam cells, and by enlargement of the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes.familial high-density lipoprotein disease

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