hyperchylomicronemia


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hyperchylomicronemia

 [hi″per-ki″lo-mi″kro-ne´me-ah]
the presence in the blood of an excessive number of particles of fat (chylomicrons).

hy·per·chy·lo·mi·cro·ne·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-kī'lō-mī'krō-nē'mē-ă),
Increased plasma concentrations of chylomicrons.

hyperchylomicronemia

/hy·per·chy·lo·mi·cron·emia/ (-ki″lo-mi″kro-ne´me-ah) presence in the blood of an excessive number of chylomicrons.
familial hyperchylomicronemia  an inherited disorder of lipoprotein metabolism characterized by elevated plasma chylomicrons and triglycerides, pancreatitis, cutaneous xanthomas, and hepatosplenomegaly; it is usually due to deficiency of lipoprotein lipase or its cofactor apolipoprotein C-II.

hyperchylomicronemia

[-kī′lōmī′krōnē′mē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, hyper + chylos, juice, mikros, small, haima, blood
type I hyperlipoproteinemia, a rare congenital deficiency of an enzyme essential to fat metabolism. Fat accumulates in the blood as chylomicron. The condition affects children and young adults, in whom xanthomas (fatty deposits) in the skin, hepatomegaly, and abdominal pain develop. Pancreatitis is the most significant complication. Strict limitation of dietary fat may allow the person to prevent discomfort and complications. Also called familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency.

hy·per·chy·lo·mi·cro·ne·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-kī'lō-mī'krō-nē'mē-ă)
Increased plasma concentrations of chylomicrons.
Synonym(s): hyperchylomicronaemia.

hyperchylomicronemia

the presence in the blood of an excessive number of particles of fat (chylomicrons).