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type III familial hyperlipoproteinemia n.
Familial hyperlipoproteinemia marked by an abnormal tolerance of glucose and by an increase in serum concentrations of low-density lipoproteins, pre-low-density lipoproteins, cholesterol, and phospholipids as well as an endogenous increase in serum triglycerides induced by a high-carbohydrate diet. It is marked by eruptive xanthomas and atherosclerosis. Also called carbohydrate-induced hyperlipemia, familial broad-beta hyperlipoproteinemia, familial hyperbetalipoproteinemia and hyperprebetalipoproteinemia, familial hypercholesterolemia with hyperlipemia.