familial hypercholesterolemia

Definitions of familial hypercholesterolemia
  1. noun
    congenital disorder characterized by high levels of cholesterol and early development of atherosclerosis
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    type of:
    monogenic disease, monogenic disorder
    an inherited disease controlled by a single pair of genes
    hypercholesteremia, hypercholesterolemia
    the presence of an abnormal amount of cholesterol in the cells and plasma of the blood; associated with the risk of atherosclerosis
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