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Related to hypercholesterolaemia: hyperlipidaemia
, Familial hypercholesterolaemia
hypercholesterolaemia Abnormally high levels of CHOLESTEROL in the blood. This may be dietary or may, rarely, be due to an inherited defect. See also HYPERLIPIDAEMIA.
hypercholesterolaemia abnormally high levels of plasma cholesterol (>5.2 mmol/L); hypercholesterolaemia (especially raised low-density lipoprotein [LDL] cholesterol fraction in plasma) correlates with increased incidence and risk of atherosclerosis (see high-density lipoprotein cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein)