hypercholesterolemia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1916 the presence of excess cholesterol in the blood • hypercholesterolemic adjective

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  • hypercholesterolemia — [hī΄pər kə les΄tər ôl ē′mē ə] n. the presence of excessive cholesterol in the blood hypercholesterolemic adj …   English World dictionary

  • Hypercholesterolemia — DiseaseDisorder infobox Name = Hypercholesterolemia Caption = Cholesterol ICD10 = ICD10|E|78|0|e|70 ICD9 = ICD9|272.0 ICDO = OMIM = DiseasesDB = 6226 MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 1073 MeshID = D006937 Hypercholesterolemia… …   Wikipedia

  • Hypercholesterolemia — High blood cholesterol. This can be sporadic (with no family history) or familial. Familial hypercholesterolemia is the most common inherited type of hyperlipidemia (high lipid levels in blood). It predisposes to premature arteriosclerosis… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypercholesterolemia — /huy peuhr keuh les teuhr euh lee mee euh/, n. Pathol. 1. the presence of an excessive amount of cholesterol in the blood. 2. See familial hypercholesterolemia. Also, hypercholesteremia /huy peuhr keuh les teuh ree mee euh/. [1890 95; < NL; see… …   Universalium

  • hypercholesterolemia — noun the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis • Syn: ↑hypercholesteremia • Hypernyms: ↑symptom • Hyponyms: ↑familial hypercholesterolemia …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypercholesterolemia — noun an excess of cholesterol in the blood …   Wiktionary

  • hypercholesterolemia — n. excess of cholesterol in the blood (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypercholesterolemia — hy·per·cholesterolemia …   English syllables

  • hypercholesterolemia — hy•per•cho•les•ter•ol•e•mi•a [[t]ˌhaɪ pər kəˌlɛs tər əˈli mi ə[/t]] also hy•per•cho•les•ter•e•mi•a [[t] ˌlɛs təˈri [/t]] n. pat the presence of an excessive amount of cholesterol in the blood • Etymology: 1890–95; < NL …   From formal English to slang

  • Familial hypercholesterolemia — Classification and external resources Xanthelasma palpebrarum, yellowish patches consisting of cholesterol deposits above the eyelids. These are more common in people with FH. ICD …   Wikipedia

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