Medical Definition of Multiple lipoprotein-type hyperlipidaemia
Inherited as a defective gene, this disorder is characterised by elevations in serum cholesterol and/or triglycerides. There are often multiple types of lipoproteins (LDL) elevated in one family. This condition is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
Origin: Gr. Haima = blood
(27 Sep 1997)
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