lipid storage disease

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lipid storage disease

A group of rare inherited disorders of fat metabolism in which lipids are metabolized abnormally and accumulate in tissues such as the brain and peripheral nerves.

storage disease

any metabolic disorder in which some substance (e.g. fats, proteins or carbohydrates) accumulates in certain cells in abnormal amounts; called also thesaurismosis, thesaurosis.

lipid storage disease
any disorder of cellular metabolism that results in accumulation of lipids in tissues, e.g. gangliosidosis, sphingomyelinosis, gaucher's disease, globoid cell leukodystrophy, metachromatic leukodystrophy. Called also lipidosis.
lysosomal storage disease
any inborn error of metabolism in which the deficiency of a lysosomal enzyme results in the accumulation of the substance normally degraded by that enzyme in the lysosomes of certain cells. These diseases are further classified, depending on the nature of the stored substance, as glycogen storage diseases (glycogenoses), sphingolipidoses, mucopolysaccharidoses and mucolipidoses.