hypercholesterolaemia


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Related to hypercholesterolaemia: hyperlipidaemia, Familial hypercholesterolaemia

hy·per·cho·les·ter·ol·e·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-kŏ-les'tĕr-ol-ē'mē-ă)
The presence of an abnormally large amount of cholesterol in the blood.
Synonym(s): hypercholesteremia, 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)

hy·per·cho·les·ter·ol·e·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-kŏ-les'tĕr-ol-ē'mē-ă)
The presence of an abnormally large amount of cholesterol in the blood.
Synonym(s): hypercholesteremia, hypercholesterolaemia.
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