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familial hypercholesterolemia

noun, Pathology.
an inherited metabolic disorder caused by a lack or malfunction of receptors for the low-density lipoproteins that activate removal of cholesterol from the blood.
Abbreviation: FH. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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familial-hypercholesterolemia in Medicine

familial hypercholesterolemia n.

  1. See type II familial hyperlipoproteinemia.

  2. See hypercholesterolemia.

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