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hypercholesterolemia

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An excess of cholesterol in the blood.
  • n. A familial disorder that is characterized by an extremely high concentration of cholesterol in the blood and cells.

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  • n. An excess of cholesterol in the blood.

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  • n. the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis

Etymologies

From hyper- + cholesterol + -emia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Other than egg allergies, vegan diet, or the need to avoid any dietary cholesterol in hypercholesterolemia, eggs are very healthy.

    Reduce Or Eliminate Eggs With These Egg Substitutes | Lifehacker Australia

  • Brown and Goldstein have discovered that the underlying mechanism to the severe hereditary familial hypercholesterolemia is a complete, or partial, lack of functional LDL-receptors.

    Physiology or Medicine 1985 - Press Release

  • Dr. Enig and Sally Fallon call hypercholesterolemia an invented disease, a problem that emerged when health professionals learned how to measure cholesterol levels in the blood.

    Anatomy of a statin ad | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • This condition is called hypercholesterolemia, a long word that simply means "too much cholesterol."

    eHow - Health How To's

  • One such condition includes homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, which is rarer than the heterozygous form.

    The Seattle Times

  • Has your doctor said you have high cholesterol (called hypercholesterolemia)?

    WebMD Health

  • The researchers also discovered how a mutation in the LDL receptor causes a condition called hypercholesterolemia in some people.

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  • It is well known that not every individual with known atherogenic risk factors, such as hypercholesterolemia, develops atherosclerosis.

    Michael R. Eades, M.D.: Baboon business

  • Lack of ApoE results in severe hypercholesterolemia which is necessary for the development of the disease.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • While CVD can be sub-classified into categories such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, heart attack and stroke, the Frost research focuses on cholesterol reduction because functional ingredient solutions are most advanced in this area.

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