Definition of Hypercholesterolaemia

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of hypercholesterolemia) ¹



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Medical Definition of Hypercholesterolaemia

1. A medical term which means that abnormally high concentrations of cholesterol are present in the bloodstream.This can lead to heart disease, hardening of the arteries, heart attacks, and strokes. An abnormal elevation of blood cholesterol. Can in some cases be caused by a defect in lipoprotein metabolism or, for example: defects in the LDL receptor (familial hypercholesterolaemia). A level of over 200 mg/dl is known to be a risk factor for heart disease. For total cholesterol: Less than 200 is desirable, 200 to 239 is considered borderline high, over 240 is considered high. Origin: Gr. Haima = blood (11 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypercholesterolaemia

hypercementosis
hypercerebral
hyperchaos
hyperchaotic
hypercharge
hypercharged
hypercharges
hyperchloraemia
hyperchloraemic acidosis
hyperchlorhydria
hyperchloric
hyperchloruria
hypercholesteraemia
hypercholesteremia
hypercholesterinaemia
hypercholesterolaemia (current term)
hypercholesterolaemias
hypercholesterolaemic
hypercholesterolemia
hypercholesterolemias
hypercholesterolemic
hypercholesterolia
hypercholia
hyperchromaffinism
hyperchromasia
hyperchromatic
hyperchromatism
hyperchromatisms
hyperchromia
hyperchromic

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